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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.

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Digital Coast

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

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 […]

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.

Florida Reef Resilience Program

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

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.

GreenPrint

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

Implementation Guide

Category: Southeast Florida Regional Climate Action Plan The purpose of this guide is to provide guidance and suggestions for implementation. 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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

King Tide Toolkit

Created by the City of Fort Lauderdale, the Municipal King Tide Tool Kit is intended to provide other coastal municipalities with communication concepts, terminology, information, and outreach examples based on our experience with flooding due to seasonal extreme high tides, often referred to as kingtides. Fort Lauderdale takes a number of actions to coordinate internally and communicate […]

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.

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. 

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.

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 […]

Seven50 Initiative

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

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.

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.

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 […]