Working together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Executive Board to be briefed April 27

PSRC and the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency continue to coordinate on efforts to reduce regional greenhouse gas emissions.

On April 27, the Executive Board will hear an overview of activities to date and what’s coming up.

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Board recently adopted regional targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  The targets are to reduce emissions 50% by 2030 and 80% by 2050 compared to 1990 levels.

As a comparison, the current state limits are to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020, 25% below 1990 levels by 2035 and 50% below 1990 levels by 2050.

PSRC is in the process of updating the region’s long-range transportation plan, Transportation 2040, for adoption in May 2018.

Part of the update is a review of the plan’s Four-Part Greenhouse Gas Strategy, which addresses potential emission reductions from land use, transportation choices, pricing and technology.

Other topics on the Executive Board agenda include:

  • Plan certifications for Bainbridge Island, Brier, Covington, Gig Harbor, North Bend and Snoqualmie
  • An update on the Regional Centers Framework project
  • A presentation on Puget Sound Data Trends

The full agenda for the Executive Board meeting is now available.  You can also watch the meeting live on Thursday.