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The 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.

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“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

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Can cities get smarter about extreme weather?

Cities need new ways of knowing, evaluating, and anticipating risk by updating their information systems.

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Accepting the Challenge for Climate Action

Local action leads the way in the U.S. response to climate challenges.

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Post-Irma: What Does It Mean To Be A “Resilient” Community?

At a post-Irma summit in South Florida, officials said the key to preparing the region for future storms goes beyond dealing with sea level rise—it requires addressing chronic issues like low wages, aging infrastructure, and high housing costs.

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"What cities know and how they think are essential to whether cities can make better decisions" on extreme weather… https://t.co/sqXKdEYrdu

About 5 days ago from SEFL Climate Compact's Twitter via Hootsuite


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Regional Climate Action Plan

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Developed through an extensive stakeholder engagement process, the Compact Partner Counties are pleased to announce the release of the Regional Climate Action Plan, which contains 110 recommendations for a more resilient Southeast Florida. To download the Plan and supporting appendices, go to the Compact Documents page.

“County governments estimate that the damages could rise to billions or even trillions of dollars. In and around Miami, local officials are grappling head on with the problem.”

– Coral Davenport, New York Times, May 7, 2014

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