Chapter 11: Conclusion

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Achieving the City’s GHG reduction goals will require a shared vision and an all-hands-on-deck approach.

The Salem community is well-positioned to make innovative progress toward its climate goals. With this Climate Action Plan serving as a comprehensive roadmap, and the support of residents and key agencies, Salem can embark on implementing an array of strategies that will reduce emissions and improve resilience to climate change.

Leadership, partnership and collaboration will be key to the successful implementation of this plan. Achieving the City’s GHG reduction goals will require a shared vision and an all-hands-on-deck approach. Government agencies, businesses, neighborhoods and individuals must be willing to adopt new ways of doing things and be willing to adapt over time.

Regular tracking and reporting of GHG emissions will reflect the community’s progress toward its goals and allow the City to make adjustments as time goes on.

At each step of the way, equitable representation and inclusive engagement will ensure that every Salem resident will have the chance to participate in the transition to a climate-smart city of 2050.

“I hope we can have a plan in place to be more prepared for future events, looking out for all neighbors, even those who are unhoused. I would like to be confident that my community has a plan going forward, to have less of a carbon footprint as a City and be flexible with more progressive changes as the climate crisis becomes worse.”
— Salem resident


Achieving the City’s GHG reduction goals will require a shared vision and an all-hands-on-deck approach.

The Salem community is well-positioned to make innovative progress toward its climate goals. With this Climate Action Plan serving as a comprehensive roadmap, and the support of residents and key agencies, Salem can embark on implementing an array of strategies that will reduce emissions and improve resilience to climate change.

Leadership, partnership and collaboration will be key to the successful implementation of this plan. Achieving the City’s GHG reduction goals will require a shared vision and an all-hands-on-deck approach. Government agencies, businesses, neighborhoods and individuals must be willing to adopt new ways of doing things and be willing to adapt over time.

Regular tracking and reporting of GHG emissions will reflect the community’s progress toward its goals and allow the City to make adjustments as time goes on.

At each step of the way, equitable representation and inclusive engagement will ensure that every Salem resident will have the chance to participate in the transition to a climate-smart city of 2050.

“I hope we can have a plan in place to be more prepared for future events, looking out for all neighbors, even those who are unhoused. I would like to be confident that my community has a plan going forward, to have less of a carbon footprint as a City and be flexible with more progressive changes as the climate crisis becomes worse.”
— Salem resident


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