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
Share your feedback and comments on the first draft of the RCAP 2.0 online, now through May 12. Your input will ensure that the plan is modified in ways relevant and valuable to all communities in the region.
A report by the Arctic Council draws on new evidence to conclude that the Arctic warmed faster between 2011 and 2015 than any time on record, projecting worse conditions and higher sea rise than previously anticipated.
The City of Miami has formally joined the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact as a municipal partner.
Be sure to weigh in on what should be in the next SE FL Regional Climate Action Plan https://t.co/ebdryxIWky
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