Climate Action Strategy

Over the past year, the project team has been hard at work collecting and evaluating data including the Port's energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Subject matter experts in the fields of climate mitigation and adaptation have been collaborating with Port leadership and stakeholders to identify strategies that will safeguard the long-term resiliency of Port operations and protect our environment. 

A draft plan was brought to the Board of Commissioners in September 2023. The draft plan and SEPA documents for the Climate Action Strategy were posted for a public comment period of 30 days, ending October 3, 2023.

About the Climate Action Strategy

The Climate Action Strategy is an opportunity for the Port to look ahead and future-proof our operations and facilities. 

Below are four key reasons why the Port is developing a Climate Action Strategy:

Community Resiliency 

The Climate Action Strategy will help insulate the local economy from the negative impacts of weather events that could disrupt business. 

Business Competitiveness

The Climate Action Strategy will attract new customers that prioritize environmental practices. 

Environmental Accountability 

The Climate Action Strategy will preserve the Pacific Northwest's natural resources the Port relies on for continued business success. 

Financial Responsibility

The Climate Action Strategy will invest in resources that provide both operational and environmental returns.  

Climate Action Strategy Project Overview

Climate Action Strategy Focus Areas