In July 2020, Oakland City Council unanimously voted to adopt the 2030 Equitable Climate Action Plan (ECAP)! To find updates on ECAP implementation, please visit our Sustainability Page, where all ECAP-related topics and resources are listed and updated.
The 2030 ECAP establishes actions that the City and its partners will take to equitably reduce Oakland’s climate emissions and adapt to a changing climate. The ECAP was developed pursuant to City Council’s adopted 2030 greenhouse gas emission reduction target of 56% relative to 2005 levels, as well as Oaklands 2018 Climate Emergency and Just Transition Resolution. Oakland’s City Council also adopted a 2045 Carbon Neutrality Goal, calling for a dramatic reduction in Oakland's greenhouse gas emissions and “deep decarbonization” of the building and transportation sectors by 2045. This follows the previous reduction target of 36 percent by 2020.
The new 2030 ECAP is rooted in equity and a deep community engagement process: it identifies 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.
To learn more about the ECAP Ad Hoc Community Advisory Committee, the group of Oaklanders selected by Mayor Schaaf to assist City staff in creating the 2030 ECAP, please click here.