Select Resources for Climate and Sustainable Consumption
EPA West Coast Forum on Climate and Materials Management
The EPA Forum provides an array of tools to help inform local climate action planning, waste and recycling and other materials management programs, including:
Climate Action Toolkit - offers a comprehensive resource with tools and information for greenhouse gas inventories, climate protection actions, climate action planning, metrics, and other resources through the lenses of materials management and sustainable consumption and production.
Climate-Friendly Purchasing Toolkit - will provide suggestions and resources for institutional purchasing policies that meet climate action objectives in the areas of food, electronics, furnishings, office supplies, and urban infrastructure.
Sustainable Consumption webinar series - includes recorded webinars with some of the leading experts in the fields of climate change, sustainable materials management, life cycle analysis, sustainable consumption and production, and other relevant areas.
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Oregon DEQ has developed leading-edge resources exploring sustainable materials management and climate change, including:
Background papers on sustainable material production, consumption, and end-of-life solutions for products.
Consumption Based Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories (with results from 2005, 2010, 2012 and 2014), answers to common questions, and other resources.
Portland Climate Action Plan
The Portland Climate Action Plan is one of the best examples of integrating consumption into local climate action planning. The Plan includes a thorough analysis of consumption-related emissions and how these results differ from earlier, more traditional greenhouse gas emissions inventories. See “Understanding Portland’s Carbon Emissions,” pp. 28–41.
The CoolClimate Network recently developed an analysis of consumption-based emissions for the San Francisco Bay Area that looks at community emissions at a neighborhood level: CoolClimate Network, A Consumption-Based Greenhouse Gas Inventory of San Francisco Bay Area Neighborhoods, Cities and Counties: Prioritizing Climate Action for Different Locations.