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.
“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 & Events
In mid-March, The Kresge Foundation’s Board of Trustees visited key allies and grantees in Southeast Florida, including the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, to learn more about how the Compact is working to reduce heat-trapping emissions and help communities adapt to changes in climate.
New data released by Yale researchers gives the most detailed view yet of public opinion on global warming. In Florida, residents show a distinct north-south split when it comes to concern over climate change, and the Southeast Florida Climate Compact stands out in this highly-politicized discussion for crossing partisan lines.
The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact partnered with The Miami Foundation to host this webinar built to provide local government leaders with effective communication strategies for constituents, staff, electeds, businesses and other stakeholders.
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Regional Climate Action Plan
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