Salem's Climate Action Plan task force is holding its first workshop Wednesday, Nov. 17.

Salem’s Climate Action Plan task force is meeting Wednesday morning for its first workshop to begin charting a 30-year course on how it will respond to climate change.

The city is in the process of developing a climate action plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a process that’s expected to take 16 months. The final plan is expected to go to the Salem City Council for adoption in December 2021.

Wednesday’s meeting is the first of four workshops with the 40-member task force intended to educate members about how climate change creates risks in the community, develop strategies to reduce emissions and make commitments to implement a plan. Task force members have experience in a range of areas in the city, from public transportation to energy companies.

Meeting details: The meeting will be streamed on YouTube on Nov. 18 at 9 a.m.

More details about the climate action plan process are at