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10th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

10th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit October 24-25, 2018 Miami-Dade County will host the 10th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit on October 24-25, 2018, at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Join us in celebrating a decade of progress with critical discussions on adaptation, innovation, and resilience. The Summit will feature keynotes and panels with local, […]

RCAP Implementation Workshop: Resilient Energy Systems

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

The Compact is hosting an RCAP Implementation Workshop on Resilient Energy Systems on September 27-28 in Miami. This two-day workshop will focus on the development of resilient energy systems for critical infrastructure facilities through the expanded use of distributed energy resources to improve Southeast Florida’s disaster preparedness and ensure long-term regional resilience.

RCAP Implementation Workshop: Post-Disaster Redevelopment Planning

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

The Compact is hosting an RCAP Implementation Workshop on Post-Disaster Redevelopment Planning. This one-day workshop addresses the critical need for Southeast Florida to plan redevelopment and recovery strategies prior to experiencing the shocks and stressors of extreme weather events.

Regional Climate Action Plan 2.0—Abridged Version

Category: Southeast Florida Regional Climate Action Plan
This is an abridged version of the second Regional Climate Action Plan (RCAP 2.0), developed by the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact in 2017. RCAP 2.0 is a primarily digital tool with an easy-to-use online interface that enables a broad range of practitioners to access the technical and peer support within the plan. This abridged version features the plan’s 12 key focus areas and the 142 total recommendations within those focus areas. Implementation information, guidance tools, case studies, and municipality data can be found at www.rcap2.org.

Joint Statement on Collaboration for Regional Economic Resilience in Southeast Florida

Category: Southeast Florida Regional Climate Action Plan

This statement establishes the initial foundation for a partnership among the mayors of the four counties of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact and the regional economic development community within Southeast Florida to cooperate on building regional economic resilience by focusing on the considerable benefits of public and private collaboration. The purpose of this statement is to outline a shared agenda for collaboration among the parties to secure the future prosperity for all who live, work, and play within Southeast Florida.

9th Annual Southeast Florida Climate Leadership Summit

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

Broward County hosted the 9th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit on December 14-15, 2017 at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale. This year’s summit focused on “The Business of Resilience” to engage the business and wider community in critical discussions on adaptation, climate and energy solutions, and resilience. The summit featured keynotes and panels with business leaders; local, state, and federal government officials; and other experts discussing plans to ensure the region not only survives, but thrives, in the face of sea level rise and other climate impacts.

Southeast Florida Climate Indicators

Category: Supporting Documents

The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact has partnered with the Florida Climate Institute and the South Florida Water Management District, as well as other agencies, to begin to monitor and measure the changes and impacts of climate change in Southeast Florida.

Florida’s Climate: Changes, Variations, and Impacts

Category: Supporting Documents

This book from the Florida Climate Institute provides a thorough review of the current state of research on Florida’s climate, including physical climate benchmarks; climate prediction, projection, and attribution; and the impacts of climate and climate change on the people and natural resources of Florida.

Digital Coast

Category: Related Initiatives

Digital library with resources for coastal storm preparation from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office for Coastal Management.

Southeast Florida Regional Climate Action Plan Open Session

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact invites you to help shape Southeast Florida’s Regional Climate Action Plan (RCAP) during next week’s public comment session. Since 2012, the RCAP has unified the municipalities and counties of Southeast Florida in their efforts to address sea level rise and meet the region’s climate challenges. With your help, the Compact hopes to strengthen and improve this tool […]

2016 Municipal Implementation Survey Report

Category: Southeast Florida Regional Climate Action Plan

The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact has administered the Regional Climate Action Plan (RCAP) 2016 Municipal Implementation Survey to capture the progress to-date on the implementation of the RCAP in Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach Counties. This survey captures the increase in the implementation rate since the 2014 survey and explores implementation trends in and across the 108 municipalities in this Compact. Visit the Compact database to see the results in action.

Effective Sea Level Rise Communication Strategies for Local Governments

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

The Compact partnered with The Miami Foundation to host this session built to provide local government leaders with effective communication strategies for constituents, staff, electeds, businesses, and other stakeholders. In 2016, The Miami Foundation sponsored a research project on sea level rise communications with Sightful Communications on how different stakeholders respond to the impacts of sea level rise and how words can empower these various groups to take positive action. Presenters: Stuart Kennedy, The Miami Foundation, Director of Program Strategy and Innovation and Schuyler Brown, Sightful, Strategy Director and Founding Partner.

Roadmap to Support Local Climate Resilience: Lessons from the Rising Tides Summit

Category: Supporting Documents

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. The policy roadmap identifies key opportunities for the federal government to assist local communities with climate resilience efforts that can protect homes and jobs, build infrastructure that will last, preserve tourist towns and beaches, safeguard military bases, and ensure the longevity of ports.

Climate Adaptation: The State of Practice in U.S. Communities

Category: Supporting Documents

Climate Adaptation: The State of Practice in U.S. Communities is the first study to examine in depth actions that multiple municipalities are taking to address climate-change fueled events like flooding, heat waves, wildfires and intense storms. It found that more municipalities are preparing for climate risks than is conventionally believed, that many of those actions support multiple community goals and values, and that despite the progress much more work is necessary to comprehensively address climate risks. The report was produced in partnership by The Kresge Foundation and Abt Associates.

Resilient Redesign III

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

Throughout this event, teams of local academic and public and private sector experts developed designs to serve as models of resilience for communities throughout Southeast Florida. The teams developed full resilient design concepts – complete with drawings, renderings, and briefing presentations. The objective of the design session was to identify physical and planning adaptations necessary […]

Integrating the Unified Sea Level Rise Projection into Local Plans

Category: Southeast Florida Regional Climate Action Plan

This is a guidance document created by the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact as an addendum to the Regional Climate Action Plan (RCAP) Workshop #10: “Essential Tools: Integrating the Southeast Florida Sea Level Rise Projections into Community Planning” held on July 14, 2016. It focuses on the increasing number of local governments that are independently planning for sea level rise compliance with state law.

Essential Tools: Integrating the Southeast Florida Sea Level Rise Projections Into Community Planning

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

This advanced workshop reviewed the scientific development of the Southeast Florida Sea Level Rise Projections, and highlighted how these projections are critical for local government planning. Attendees explored how regional projections are developed and their utility in short- and long-term planning for local governments. Through panel discussions and moderated activities, attendees learned how to integrate the updated […]

RCAP Implementation Workshop: Reducing Climate Risk and Creating Economic Opportunity

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

As part of a continuing series of workshops designed to advance implementation of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Action Plan, this workshop was designed specifically for city managers, budget and finance managers, risk management professionals, planners, and those concerned with the financial risk and economic opportunities for local governments due to climate change.

Florida Public Health Institute

Category: Related Initiatives

Website for Florida Public Health Institute, which is leading initiatives to assess climate change-related public health vulnerabilities and impacts within Southeast Florida.

National Ocean Service Hurricane Resources

Category: Related Initiatives

Website from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Ocean Service with information on hurricane preparedness, response, and recovery.

GreenPrint

Category: Related Initiatives

Miami-Dade County’s integrated sustainability plan that includes the county’s climate mitigation and adaptation strategies.

7th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

 Monroe County and the City of Key West hosted the 7th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit on December 1-3, 2015. The annual summit is coordinated by the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, a partnership between Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe and Palm Beach counties, their municipalities and other partners. The Climate Leadership Summit is a major regional event focused on […]

Regional Impacts of Climate Change and Issues for Stormwater Management

Category: Southeast Florida Regional Climate Action Plan

The Regional Impacts of Climate Change and Issues for Stormwater Management compact guidance document is one in a series of publications designed to assist county and municipal policymakers, administrators and program staff with implementation of the 110 recommendations contained within the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact’s 2012 Regional Climate Action Plan.

2015 Compact Unified Sea Level Rise Projection

Category: Supporting Documents

This Unified Sea Level Rise projection for Southeast Florida updated in 2015 projects the anticipated range of sea level rise for the region from 1992 to 2100.

Energy Efficient Buildings RCAP Implementation Workshop

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

As part of a continuing series of workshops designed to advance implementation of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Action Plan, this workshop was designed specifically for facility managers of local government public buildings, including parks and recreation managers who are responsible for their buildings’ operations. The workshop included a tour of the Broward College Health […]

WEBINAR: Introduction to Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

In early 2015, the Florida Office of Energy promulgated allocations for Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds (QECBs) to 12 cities and counties in the Compact region. These federally-subsidized bonds represent a very low cost way for qualified cities and counties to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy for public facilities, reduce transportation-related energy use, and advance residential energy efficiency projects, among other opportunities. This Compact webinar, introducing QECB financing and reviewing possible projects and avenues of cooperation, was originally presented on July 16, 2015.

RCAP Implementation Workshop: Transportation

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact hosted the RCAP Transportation Workshop as part of a continuing series of workshops designed to advance implementation of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Action Plan. This free one-day workshop was designed for elected officials, city managers and assistant city managers, transportation and planning directors and staff, downtown development authority […]

Taking a Regional Approach to Climate Action: Lessons from the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

Since 2009, Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach counties have worked together and with federal, state, regional agencies, and many of the 108 cities within the region on a coordinated response to reduce GHG emissions and address climate vulnerabilities through an innovative regional compact. The Compact has enabled the counties to coordinate legislative advocacy at the state and federal levels, develop and use unified sea level projections, build consensus around a Regional Climate Action Plan, and leverage a host of resources around a locally driven climate change agenda. This webinar from March 2015 covers how the Compact is structured, the progress they’ve made to date, and key lessons learned from several key participants in the process.

2014 Municipal Implementation Survey Report

Category: Southeast Florida Regional Climate Action Plan

The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact has administered the Regional Climate Action Plan (RCAP) 2014 Municipal Implementation Survey with the intention to compile climate-related ordinances, resolutions, regulations and administrative policy information from the 108 municipalities in Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach Counties. Visit the Compact database to see the results in action.

RCAP Implementation Workshop: Stormwater

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

As part of a continuing series of workshops designed to advance implementation of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Action Plan, the Compact’s Staff Steering Committee and the Institute for Sustainable Communities hosted this one-day workshop designed for stormwater, utilities, and public works professionals; city/county engineers; sustainability managers; and other local government professionals. This workshop focused […]

Integrating Climate Change & Water Supply Planning In Southeast Florida

Category: Southeast Florida Regional Climate Action Plan

This Compact Guidance Document is one in a series of publications designed to assist county and municipal policymakers, administrators and program staff with the nuts and bolts of voluntarily implementing the 110 recommendations contained within the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact’s 2012 Regional Climate Action Plan. The publication series is produced by the Institute for Sustainable Communities on behalf of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact with funding graciously provided by the Kresge Foundation.

RCAP Implementation Workshop: AAA Legislation and Application

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

As part of a continuing series of workshops designed to advance implementation of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Action Plan, the Compact’s Staff Steering Committee and the Institute for Sustainable Communities held this one-day workshop for city/county planners, sustainability managers, and other local government professionals. This workshop explored adaptation action area (AAA) legislation and application […]

Florida Reef Resilience Program

Category: Related Initiatives

Website for the public-private partnership dedicated to building resilience of Florida’s coral reefs.

5th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

Pioneering Climate Resilience through Regional Action The 5th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit was held on November 7 and 8. The annual Summit is coordinated by the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, a partnership between Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach counties, their municipalities and other partners. The Climate Leadership Summit is a major […]

Seven50 Initiative

Category: Related Initiatives

A blueprint for ensuring economic prosperity and the best possible quality of life for Southeast Florida.

4th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

The 4th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit was held on December 6 and 7. The annual Summit is coordinated by the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, a partnership between Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach counties, their municipalities and other partners. The Climate Leadership Summit is a major regional event focused on […]

2012-2017 Implementation Guide

Category: Southeast Florida Regional Climate Action Plan

The purpose of this guide is to provide guidance and suggestions for implementation for the RCAP (2012-2017). Recognizing that implementation can be a daunting task, the Compact Staff Steering Committee and the work group chairs have presented information here to facilitate the thought process involved in planning and decision making. This is not intended to be an exhaustive guide, but rather provide sufficient information to prompt discussion that can be tailored to the individual requirements and needs of the implementing jurisdiction(s).

Southeast Florida Regional Climate Action Plan

Category: Southeast Florida Regional Climate Action Plan

Based on a collaborative, multi-jurisdictional process, the regional climate action plan furnishes over 100 recommendations to prepare the Southeast Florida region to the detrimental effects of climate change.

Policy & Advocacy Implementation Report

Category: Supporting Documents

A report on the implementation of the Compact through the adoption of and joint advocacy for regional policies, resolutions, and funding proposals by the climate Compact counties.