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21 Jun

The Paris Agreement in Southeast Florida

Southeast Florida, along with the nation, is seeing multiple impacts of climate change firsthand, such as sunny-day flooding, extreme rain events, and record-breaking temperatures as sea levels rise by a projected 6-12 inches in the next 15 years. In response to the federal administration’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, elected officials across Southeast Florida […]

28 Apr

Regional Climate Action Plan public comment survey

Five years ago, members of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact’s Staff Steering Committee and a variety of stakeholders from federal, state, and county governments, nonprofits, and the private sector came together to create and publish the Regional Climate Action Plan (RCAP). The RCAP has served as a critical tool to ensure that municipalities […]

5 May

Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez concludes important visit to Washington, D.C.

MIAMI (May 5, 2016) – Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez returned today from a two-day visit to Washington, D.C. The Mayor advocated for federal assistance on four important issues for Miami-Dade County residents: homelessness, the Zika virus, climate change and sea-level rise.   Mayor Gimenez met with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development […]

29 Oct

Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact Provides Update to Regional Sea Level Rise Projection

Recommendations will inform flood control and infrastructure planning Partners in the four-county Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact (Compact) have prepared an update to the regional sea level rise projection used for important planning purposes in accordance with the technical recommendations of the Compact’s Sea Level Rise Work Group. The update shows slight increases in […]

22 Apr

VIDEO: President Obama’s Earth Day Speech

President Obama made mention of the Compact in his Earth Day remarks from Everglades National Park. On the way in, I was talking to some folks about the fact that Teddy Roosevelt, he’s a Republican — started our National Park System.  Richard Nixon started the EPA.  George H.W. Bush was the first President, globally, to […]

5 Apr

TIGER Grant Announcement

The U.S. Department of Transportation  announced today that $500 million will be made available for transportation projects across the country under a seventh round of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) competitive grant program. TIGER 2015 discretionary grants will fund capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure and will be awarded on a competitive basis […]

16 Mar

Announcing: Global Impact Competition in Miami

With Knight Foundation support, Singularity University has launched its Global Impact Competition in Miami calling on innovators to answer the question: How would you solve South Florida’s sea level rise challenge and improve the lives of a million people in three to five years by using technology? Two winners will then get the opportunity to build […]

10 Feb

Broward Applauds Proposed Federal Flood Standard Requirements

Broward Applauds Proposed Federal Flood Standard Requirements DATE: February 10, 2015 MEDIA CONTACT: Jason Liechty, Environmental Projects Coordinator Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division, Broward County PHONE: 954-257-7408 EMAIL: [email protected] BROWARD COUNTY, FL – Broward officials welcome the Obama Administration’s recent announcement that buildings, roads, and other infrastructure built with federal funds be required to meet significantly higher standards […]

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