Green Spaces + Carbon Removal

The fifth section in Oakland’s 2030 Equitable Climate Action Plan (ECAP) focuses on the concept of “Carbon Removal”, the practice of absorbing carbon emissions out of the atmosphere. This strategy works with nature and green spaces, including urban forests and soil, parks, and waterways. This ECAP section envisions a thriving natural environment that removes carbon emissions while also enhancing community resilience, strengthening public health, and building the green economy.

List of ECAP Action Items

This table shows the list of the Carbon Removal action items that are included in Oakland's 2030 ECAP. Each action item has its own lead department and implementation timeline.

ECAP Action Title

Lead Department


CR-1: Develop Local Carbon Investment Program

Economic and Workforce Development Department; Public Works Department

Not Started

CR-2: Expand and Protect Tree Canopy Coverage

Public Works Department; Office of Resilience


CR-3: Rehabilitate Riparian Areas and Open Space

Public Works Department; Office of Resilience


CR-4: Explore Carbon Farming

Public Works Department; Planning and Building Department

Not Started

CR-5: Assess Feasibility for Sequestration Incubator

Economic and Workforce Development Department

Not Started

CR-6: Explore Regional Aquatic Sequestration Opportunities

Public Works Department

Not Started

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For updates on ECAP implementation, visit the City’s Sustainability Page, where you’ll find all ECAP topics and resources.

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