RESOURCES

Reports and Tools

  • *NEW* Oakland Community Climate Action Guide – This interactive guide provides information about actions that Oakland residents can take in their everyday lives to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change as well as to better prepare and protect themselves from rising utility prices, coastal flooding, extreme heat, wildfire risk, poor air quality, and other impacts that climate change will have on Oakland’s communities.
  • Are You a Climate Change Survivor?  — The fun new activity workbook, game, and handy fact sheets from the Pacific Institute and Oakland Climate Action Coalition (OCAC) that provide engaging activities to raise awareness about climate change impacts like heat waves, flooding, and poor air quality – and the tools that community members can use to build safety and resilience.
  • Climate Change Survivor — The atmosphere’s version of Sorry! Community groups, community health workers and educators, church groups, schools, families, and even groups of neighbors can download the game board and game cards free online and have a great time while learning about different climate change impacts, how we might be vulnerable, and what we can do to better prepare and protect ourselves from these impacts.
  • Community-Based Climate Adaptation Planning: Case Study of Oakland, California, from the Pacific Institute and in partnership with the Oakland Climate Action Coalition, provides a detailed analysis of climate impacts, vulnerabilities, and adaptation options to inform the development of a comprehensive and equitable climate adaptation plan effort that engages local communities in the process. The report identifies more than 50 strategies for building community resilience and adapting to climate change impacts such as extreme heat, flooding, wildfire, poor air quality, and rising food, water, and electricity prices.
  • Create Climate Action in Your City: This toolkit is a resource for community members, organizations, and policymakers to create a Climate Action Plan for your city. Our Toolkit celebrates the Oakland Climate Action Coalition’s success in leading the passage of Oakland’s Energy and Climate Action Plan.

Oakland Energy and Climate Action Plan

The Oakland Energy and Climate Action Plan (ECAP) was adopted by the Oakland City Council on December 4, 2012. The purpose of the ECAP is to identify and prioritize actions the City can take to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions associated with Oakland. The ECAP establishes GHG reduction actions, as well as frameworks for coordinating implementation and monitoring and reporting on progress.

Sustainable Oakland 2012-13 Report: Read about Oakland’s recent progress in becoming a more livable and sustainable city. Download the Sustainable Oakland 2012-13 Report.

Presentations by OCAC

In April 2013, the Oakland Climate Action Coalition (OCAC) presented “Moving from Plan to Action: Lessons Learned on Forging and Sustaining an Effective Community-Based Climate Action Coalition in Oakland, CA” at the inaugural National Adaptation Forum in Denver, CO (OCAC Symposium Presentation 4-4-13).  OCAC  members discussed strategies that worked in sustaining an effective cross-sector coalition to advance community priorities in climate action planning and implementation on a variety of issues including food, energy, transportation, and adaptation and resilience.

Articles about OCAC