Strategy Development

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City Council set a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 50% from 2016 levels by 2035 and becoming a net zero city by 2050. How will we accomplish this? The community is also vulnerable to the effects and impacts of climate change, such as increased high temperatures, changes in precipitation patterns, and wildfires. How can Salem prepare for these changes and increase our climate resilience? Greenhouse gas emissions are produced in Salem every day from activities such as driving a vehicle, heating a home, or cooking with natural gas. We also contribute to greenhouse gas emissions indirectly when we purchase goods or food manufactured in other places and transported to Salem.

Since starting the Strategy Development stage of the planning process, we have gathered 211 ideas for strategies. These are ideas to help the City address and meet its climate action goals. The ideas come from members of the Salem Climate Action Plan Task Force, community participants in an online brainstorming activity (shown below), and subject matter experts.

In March 2021, we asked the community to provide input on these ideas. The Strategy Idea Ranking Survey asked Salem community members’ to share feedback about which ideas are important to include in the Salem Climate Action Plan, as well as ones that should not be included. The survey results are complementary to the results of a similar survey of Task Force members and are helping to finalize the strategies for the draft Climate Action Plan.


Request Virtual Presentation

Email us at SalemCAP@cityofsalem.net to have our team present to your community group. The Climate Action Plan project team is offering presentations to community groups who would like to learn about the planning project and provide feedback.


City Council set a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 50% from 2016 levels by 2035 and becoming a net zero city by 2050. How will we accomplish this? The community is also vulnerable to the effects and impacts of climate change, such as increased high temperatures, changes in precipitation patterns, and wildfires. How can Salem prepare for these changes and increase our climate resilience? Greenhouse gas emissions are produced in Salem every day from activities such as driving a vehicle, heating a home, or cooking with natural gas. We also contribute to greenhouse gas emissions indirectly when we purchase goods or food manufactured in other places and transported to Salem.

Since starting the Strategy Development stage of the planning process, we have gathered 211 ideas for strategies. These are ideas to help the City address and meet its climate action goals. The ideas come from members of the Salem Climate Action Plan Task Force, community participants in an online brainstorming activity (shown below), and subject matter experts.

In March 2021, we asked the community to provide input on these ideas. The Strategy Idea Ranking Survey asked Salem community members’ to share feedback about which ideas are important to include in the Salem Climate Action Plan, as well as ones that should not be included. The survey results are complementary to the results of a similar survey of Task Force members and are helping to finalize the strategies for the draft Climate Action Plan.


Request Virtual Presentation

Email us at SalemCAP@cityofsalem.net to have our team present to your community group. The Climate Action Plan project team is offering presentations to community groups who would like to learn about the planning project and provide feedback.


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