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 2019, the public draft of the ECAP was online and available for public comment. The City and our partners held two Town Halls, along with numerous other opportunities for public engagement. In all, more than 2,000 Oaklanders have weighed in on the plan. From late December 2019 through June 2020, City staff and partners compiled all feedback and made improvements to ensure that the 2030 ECAP best represents community needs and opportunities for impactful and equitable climate action over the next 10 years. The final draft is now available for review. Visit the link to provide recommendations for ECAP implementation over the next 10 years. The 2030 ECAP will be reviewed for adoption by the Public Works Committee on July 20 and the City Council on July 28 (subject to change). Please feel free to tune into these public hearings by following the instructions on virtual participation here.
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.
Questions? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 238-6954
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5301
Oakland, CA 94612