Select resources for climate and sustainable consumption

West Coast Forum on Climate and Materials Management

The 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 - provides 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:

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.

CoolClimate Network

The CoolClimate Network website includes several resources about consumption-based emissions, including interactive planning and scenario tools for California cities. See also the 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.

C40 Cities

C40 Cities conducted consumption-based inventories for all of its 79 cities worldwide. The 2018 report Consumption-Based GHG Emissions of C40 Cities includes results and analysis.