Oakland Climate Action Coalition

The Oakland Climate Action Coalition (OCAC) is a cross-sector coalition leading the effort to further climate justice in Oakland and build a thriving green economy in the face of climate change. Since 2009, the OCAC has provided research, policy expertise and most importantly advocacy and organizing efforts for the needs of our communities throughout Oakland.

The Coalition has brought dozens of unlikely organizations and thousands of Oakland residents together, into the city’s Energy and Climate Action Plan (ECAP) planning process. By championing creative, transformational solutions to the economic and climate challenges of the city, OCAC is improving the health and wealth of Oakland’s communities.

The Coalition relies on a dynamic interdependence between policy advocacy, base building, and community engagement, with low-income residents and communities of color as the main authors and architects of climate solutions.

Adaptation & Resilience

To create institutions and infrastructure that build resilience among communities that stand to be most affected by climate change impacts.…

Food Justice & Land Access

To secure a stable, local food supply through urban agriculture projects that involve access to unused lands, healthy food production in low-income communities, and development of local businesses.…

Transportation & Land Use

To advocate for affordable transit-oriented development and measures that guarantee safe, reliable, frequent, and affordable transit service as well as affordable housing, renter protections, and housing rights.…

Renewable Energy

To establish a Community Choice energy program focused on energy efficiency and local renewable energy resources, with strong participation from low-income communities.…