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5 Dec

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 […]

3 Dec

Florida Cities, Counties Lead Climate Change Response

After late November’s release of the National Climate Assessment, Florida looked inward at the state’s response to climate change. In the absence of state and federal leadership on climate, local governments in Florida are planning for a future plagued by climate change and responding to impacts that have begun to affect the state. The nationally-recognized […]

12 Nov

Southeast Florida sea level rise compact a model for other regions

The Miami Herald’s Editorial Board celebrates the successful 10 years since the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact first began its ground-breaking collaboration. It credits the Compact with embracing the reality of climate change challenges and positioning the region for federal funding to develop climate solutions. Tampa Bay is now following the Southeast Florida’s Compact […]

5 Nov

Climate Resiliency Can Save South Florida’s Future, but Only if Communities Take Action

The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact was praised for its 10 years of working together to face the challenges of climate change. The 10th Annual Climate Leadership Summit featured reflections from local government leaders on the urgency to develop climate solutions. This article shares Susy Torriente’s perspective on what resilience really means: the ability […]

31 Oct

Region’s business leaders must step up, take action on sea level rise

This editorial reflects on the 9th Annual Climate Leadership Summit, when business leaders came together to acknowledge the role they needed to play in addressing sea level rise challenges for the region. A year later, three major chambers of commerce are working to act and collaborate as a region. Read the full editorial here.

22 Oct

Florida business leaders call for more clean and renewable energy options in the state

Business leaders in Florida are advocating support for more investment and use of clean and renewable energy across the state. The new initiative, Clean Energy Florida, aims to promote awareness about the potential of clean and renewable energy to grow Florida’s economy and to protect the state’s renowned natural resources. Read the full article here.

5 Oct

South Florida Water Management District Updates the Lower East Coast Water Supply Plan

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has developed the Draft 2018 Lower East Coast Water Supply Plan Update (LEC Update) to assess projected water demands and potential sources of water for the period from 2016-2040. This update is inclusive of SFWMD climate change and sea level rise current and future adaptive management strategies and […]

5 Oct

Monroe County Invests Big in Tiny Homes

Just over a year ago, Hurricane Irma hit the Florida Keys, decimating hundreds of homes and leaving many of the 73,000 full-time residents displaced. Much of the affordable housing that once existed in the Keys—mobile homes, manufactured homes, and RVs—was substantially damaged by the storm. This devastation further exacerbates the Keys’ long-standing challenge of maintaining […]

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