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Advancing Resilience Solutions Through Regional Action

About the Compact

The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change 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. 



About the Regional Climate Action Plan (RCAP)

The Regional Climate Action Plan (RCAP) is the Compact’s guiding tool for coordinated climate action in Southeast Florida to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build climate resilience. The RCAP provides a set of recommendations, guidelines for implementation, and shared best practices for local entities to act in-line with the regional agenda.


“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 and Events

Recent News

As Polar Ice Melts, So Should Polarization

Climate change has become a nonpartisan, localized issue. Chief Resilience Officer for Broward County Jennifer Jurado said, “This issue is larger than any of us individually.” The Compact was lifted up as a model that has helped set both the policy and tone for much of the adaptation work for Southeast Florida. With other nonpartisan […]

Recent News

Can she keep Miami Beach above the rising sea?

Susy Torriente, one of the Compact’s exceptional and dedicated partners, is featured in this OZY article on her work as a first responder to climate change. As assistant city manager and chief resiliency officer for the City of Miami Beach, Susy is leading a multiyear plan that will help the city withstand rising seas and […]

Recent News

What Venice Can Teach American Cities

Venice, Italy has been flooding for decades. Over the past 20 years, Venice has quietly transformed itself and its surrounding lagoon into a laboratory. Technology and ecology projects still in the planning stages in the United States have been successfully realized here. American coastal cities have a lot to learn from them. This articles cites […]

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