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, […]
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.
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.
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.
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 library with resources for coastal storm preparation from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office for Coastal Management.
A GeoPlatform group from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration dedicated to Hurricane Harvey 2017.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
A guidance document created from presentations and remarks made at Regional Climate Action Plan Workshop #9 Reducing Climate Risk and Creating Economic Opportunity
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.
Website for Florida Public Health Institute, which is leading initiatives to assess climate change-related public health vulnerabilities and impacts within Southeast Florida.
Website for Monroe County’s Climate Change Advisory Committee tasked with providing recommendations to the County Commission.
Website from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Ocean Service with information on hurricane preparedness, response, and recovery.
Miami-Dade County’s integrated sustainability plan that includes the county’s climate mitigation and adaptation strategies.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
RCAP Health Impact Assessment
Website for the public-private partnership dedicated to building resilience of Florida’s coral reefs.
Pioneering Climate Resilience through Regional Action Welcome to Broward County (view video) Bertha Henry, County Administrator, Broward County The Hon. Barbara Sharief, Vice Mayor, Broward County Summit Workshop: Innovative Tools for Local Adaptation Cities and regions have been leading the way in preparing for a changing climate. This workshop will present an array of case studies […]
A pledge for Southeast Florida mayors to support the Compact and to work to integrate Regional Climate Action Plan recommendations into municipal sustainability action plans, comprehensive plans, and climate action plans. View the list of signing cities here.
A blueprint for ensuring economic prosperity and the best possible quality of life for Southeast Florida.
Presentations Thursday, December 6: Summit Workshop Presentations Land Use and Infrastructure Planning in a Changing Climate: Integrating Regional Climate Information with Local Policies – Spencer Reeder, Senior Associate, Cascadia Consulting Group (DOWNLOAD HERE) (Large File Size. Download may take a few minutes.) Using 3D Visualization Tools for Integrated Decision Making and Risk Characterization – Greg Dobson, University of […]
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).
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.
An analysis from the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact Inundation Mapping and Vulnerability Assessment Work Group of the region’s vulnerability to sea level rise.
The Regional GHG Emissions Inventory documents baseline emissions from the Transport and Built Environment Sectors from 2005—2009.
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.
The white paper on sea level rise projections for use in Compact planning as developed by the SLR Technical Ad Hoc Working Group.
This document is the final Regional Compact as ratified by the four party Counties in January 2010.