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
The City of Miami has formally joined the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact as a municipal partner.
The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Compact is taking swift local action on sea level rise, allowing property developers to feel more secure in their plans to build up Miami’s skyline.
At a Senate field hearing on sea level rise, scientists and Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) emphasized the need for nonpartisan climate-related research to plan for climate change and protect people, property and the economy in South Florida.
.@univmiami professor Dr. Harold Wanless discusses #sealevelrise in Florida https://t.co/feegx3125D
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