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District 3 Community Workshop: Oakland 2030 Equitable Climate Action Plan

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West Side Missionary Baptist Church

732 Willow St

Oakland, CA 94607

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The City of Oakland is developing the 2030 Equitable Climate Action Plan (2030 ECAP) to identify how the City can equip Oaklanders -- businesses and residents -- to take critical actions to combat and reduce greenhouse gas emissions equitably over the next decade.

Join the Oakland Climate Action Coalition, City staff, and your neighbors at the District 3 Community Workshop to share your vision and solutions. Climate change affects all of us. Oakland residents, particularly members of frontline communities, have the opportunity to help the City to craft equitable climate actions to help us reach our climate goals by 2030. Get involved to define the solutions we need to ensure the 2030 ECAP benefits existing Oakland residents with improved health, green jobs and better neighborhoods.

  • Food will be served at 5:30 pm. (Program starts at 6:00 pm. Come early!)

  • Childcare provided by request. Please fill out this form.

  • Simultaneous interpretation can be provided upon request. Please email dmakous@oaklandca.gov with your requested language and number of people attending who prefer that language by June 10, 2019.

  • Wheelchair accessible.

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The Oakland Climate Action Coalition is working with the City, in collaboration with Environmental Justice Solutions and Blue Star Integrative Studios, Inc., to ensure that Oaklanders from all walks of life meaningfully shape the 2030 ECAP. For example, we need to shift to clean energy as rapidly as possible to reach our climate targets. What can the City do to make that shift easier for residents and businesses, to minimize the burden of doing so on frontline communities, and to ensure that shifting away from natural gas use can lead to good, local, green jobs?

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Climate change and social equity are inextricably linked. Low income communities and communities of color that are the most impacted by poverty and pollution are overly represented in the geographic areas that will be most harmed by climate change. The City of Oakland’s recent Equity Indicators Report states that “almost every indicator of well-being shows troubling disparities by race.” We need climate solutions that directly address existing barriers, provide tangible benefits to frontline communities, and enable frontline residents to play an integral role in crafting them.

Community-driven climate resilience planning is Oakland's path forward. We will dramatically reduce GHG emissions, restore urban ecosystems, plant more trees, and strengthen community resilience in the face of worsening climate disasters, by deploying a collaborative approach that engages frontline communities in crafting and advancing climate solutions.

Democracy. We embrace deep democracy, a system that depends on the ability of all of us to participate, debate, and have real ownership in the public dialogue. This means not only the right to vote and freedom from censorship, but also affirmative opportunities to learn, communicate, and participate in the decisions that affect us.

Just Transition. In October 2018, City Council adopted a Climate Emergency and Just Transition Resolution, calling for an urgent climate mobilization effort to reverse global warming, reduce greenhouse gas emissions as quickly as possible, and accelerate adaptation and resilience strategies in preparation for intensifying climate impacts. The 2030 ECAP is the tool that will make this happen. We acknowledge a climate crisis and affirm that climate solutions must work for all Oaklanders. This means providing a pathway toward a more socially equitable city and “a fair shift to an economy that is ecologically sustainable, equitable and just for all its members” through an explicit focus on climate strategies that tangibly benefit Oakland's frontline communities. We can transform the threat of climate change into an opportunity to build on the City's local economy, quality of life and resilience especially for those who will suffer the impacts of climate change first and worst.

Equity and Fairness. The City of Oakland defines equity as fairness. It means that identity—such as race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship status, financial status, religion or expression—should have no detrimental effect on the distribution of resources, opportunities, and outcomes for our City’s residents.

Sustainability. Oaklanders should work together to reduce our city’s carbon impacts, reduce waste, strengthen the local economy, and increase energy efficiency, renewable energy, and use of eco-friendly resources. We can enable present and future generations to enjoy access to vital resources and a high quality of life.

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