Oakland Climate Action Coalition
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The Oakland Climate Action Coalition is a cross-sector collaboration striving to lead Oakland’s response to climate change—both mitigation and adaptation—through sustainable, equitable, community-based economic development.
We are an alliance of community, labor, faith-based, and environmental groups that includes some 30 organizations that work with communities impacted by climate change to create a more resilient Oakland where all residents can survive and thrive. By championing creative, transformational solutions to the economic and climate challenges of the city, the Coalition seeks to improve the health and wealth of Oakland’s communities.
The Oakland Climate Action Coalition sees low-income residents and communities of color as the main authors and architects of climate solutions. Since 2009, the Coalition has worked with the City of Oakland to engage residents in the development of the Oakland’s Energy and Climate Action Plan, and it continues to work closely with the City to advance effective and equitable implementation of the Plan.
The Coalition’s four campaigns reflect its mission of building an equitable, thriving, resilient, local green economy. Together they represent a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by addressing Oakland’s need for economic development, public transportation, healthy food, affordability, resilience, and other aspects of community health.