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
Florida’s Republican U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo was featured in National Geographic’s “Years of Living Dangerously” television show for his recognition and action on climate change.
3 Ways the Federal Government Can Support Local Climate Resilience to Protect Communities and the Economy
This paper presents a roadmap of eight priority federal policy opportunities that build on the recommendations from the 2015 Rising Tides Summit, a first-of-its-kind bipartisan gathering of nearly 40 U.S. mayors and local elected officials from 18 of the 23 coastal U.S. states. It identifies key opportunities for the federal government to assist local communities with climate resilience efforts.
Announcing over $80 million in New Federal Investment and a Doubling of Participating Communities in the White House Smart Cities Initiative
The White House Smart Cities Initiative announced an expansion to include over $80 million in new federal investments and the doubling of the number of participating cities and communities, exceeding 70 in total. Miami-Dade County and Broward County are partners of this Better Communities Alliance.
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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