Oakland is developing a new Equitable Climate Action Plan (ECAP)! The 2030 ECAP will establish actions that the City and its partners will take to equitably reduce Oakland’s climate emissions and adapt to a changing climate. Oakland’s City Council adopted a new greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of 56 percent relative to our 2005 baseline year by 2030. This follows the previous reduction target of 36 percent by 2020, which the City’s first ECAP, adopted by Council in 2012, strives to meet.
The new 2030 ECAP will be rooted in equity and a deep community engagement process: it will identify ambitious actions we can take to combat climate change while also ensuring that frontline communities – those that have been harmed by environmental injustice and who are likely to be hurt first and worst by the impacts of climate change – will benefit first and foremost from climate action. We’re focusing our attention especially on actions that will result in cleaner air, improved economic security, good green jobs, and more resilient communities, while also minimizing our contribution to climate change.
We want you to be a part of making this plan a success! Only by understanding the needs, concerns, and hopes of all Oaklanders – both residents and businesses – can we build a plan that is truly responsive to who we are as a community. Through community workshops and other events, we are seeking your insights as we create this new plan.
Draft Development Update
From late October through mid-December, the public draft of the ECAP was online and available for public comment. The City and our partners held two Town Halls, along with other opportunities for public engagement. In all, more than 1,500 Oaklanders have weighed in on the evolving plan. City staff and partners are now compiling all of the feedback and making improvements to the 2030 ECAP so that it can best represent community needs and the opportunities for impactful and equitable climate action over the next 10 years. Please stay tuned. Staff expects to release the final draft in March, and will provide opportunities for the public to discuss and learn about the final Plan.
To learn more about the ECAP Ad Hoc Community Advisory Committee, the group of Oaklanders selector by Mayor Schaff to assist City staff in creating the 2030 ECAP, please click here.
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