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Advancing Resilience Solutions Through Regional Action

About the Compact

The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact was formalized following the 2009 Southeast Florida Climate Leadership Summit, when elected officials came together to discuss challenges and strategies for responding to the impacts of climate change. The Compact outlines an ongoing collaborative effort among the Compact Counties to foster sustainability and climate resilience at a regional scale. 

About the Regional Climate Action Plan (RCAP)

The Regional Climate Action Plan (RCAP) is the Compact’s guiding tool for coordinated climate action in Southeast Florida to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build climate resilience. The RCAP provides a set of recommendations, guidelines for implementation, and shared best practices for local entities to act in-line with the regional agenda.


“Five years ago, local leaders down here, Republicans and Democrats, formed the bipartisan Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact — an agreement to work together to fight climate change. And it’s become a model not just for the country, but for the world. ”

– President Barack Obama

Compact News and Events

Miami-Dade County will host the 10th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit on October 24-25, 2018, at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Join us in celebrating a decade of progress with critical discussions on adaptation, innovation, and resilience. The Summit will feature keynotes and panels with local, state, and federal government officials, business and nonprofit leaders, and other experts discussing plans to ensure the region not only survives, but thrives, in the face of sea level rise and other climate impacts.

Recent News

Solar energy would guarantee a brighter future for the Sunshine State

In mid-July, professionals working in emergency management, urban planning, sustainability, and resilience across Southeast Florida gathered at a Compact workshop to focus on how resilience efforts could be integrated into and inform emergency management efforts. Solar and battery installations carry a resilience benefit by providing access to electricity even during power outages, when traditional utility […]

Recent News

A Tampa Bay approach to make region more resilient against flooding, storms

In response to rising sea levels, increased pollution, and more frequent hazards to the natural environment, local governments in Florida’s west coast are developing a Tampa Bay Regional Resiliency Coalition. This coalition, inspired by the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, will help local governments collaborate on solutions to make the region’s communities more resilient, […]

Recent News

At Regional Workshop, South Florida Officials Pre-Plan For Future Hurricanes

Pre-planning for disasters, such as hurricanes, is increasingly more important in Southeast Florida as rising seas worsen storm surge and flooding. In mid-July, Compact county leaders gathered in Fort Lauderdale to discuss how to best prepare for future disasters and improve resilience across the region. This event, RCAP Implementation Workshop: Post-Disaster Redevelopment Planning Workshop, continued […]

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