Main Compact Documents

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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.

Mayors’ Climate Action Pledge

Category: Mayors’ Climate Action Pledge

Adopted by 24 mayors over the last two years. View the list of signing cities here.

Regional Compact as Ratified by the Counties

Category: Regional Compact as Ratified by the Counties

This document is the final Regional Compact as ratified by the four party Counties in January 2010.

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, but rather provide sufficient information to prompt discussion that can be tailored to the individual requirements and needs of the implementing jurisdiction(s).

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.

Regional Impacts of Climate Change and Issues for Stormwater Management

Category: RCAP Implementation Support Guidance Series

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.

2014 Municipal Implementation Survey Report

Category: RCAP Implementation Support Guidance Series, 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.

WEBINAR: Nature Conservancy Coastal Resilience Visualization Tool

Category: Webinars

The TNC Coastal Resilience decision support system is a storm surge and sea level rise planning tool for local governments to access when needing a a visualization platform where ecological, social, and economic information can be viewed alongside sea level rise and storm surge scenarios in specific geographies. In addition, a modular, configurable plugin architecture allows specific geographies to have apps designed specifically for geo-processing and display. These cater to the needs of stakeholders, policies and planning processes. Apps are used to simplify complex relationships or models, convey a specific ecological or social concept, or used to compare different future condition scenarios.

US DOT Vulnerability and Climate Tools

Category: Supporting Documents

Transportation Vulnerability and Climate Change Sensitivity Tools by the US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Adminiistration

Guidelines to Local Governments for Temporary Coastal Armoring Seaward of the Coastal Construction Control Line

Category: Supporting Documents

Released for the Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Water Resource Management, this document aims to provide coastal governmental entities with appropriate guidance and to facilitate coordination and communication in the event that a hurricane or other coastal storm makes impact with the State of Florida during this 2015 hurricane season.

WEBINAR: Introduction to Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds

Category: 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.

Workshop on Robust Decision Making Under Deep Uncertainty

Category: Supporting Documents

Summary of the Workshop on Robust Decision Making Under Deep Uncertainty.

The workshop provided an introduction to the philosophy and methods of the RDM approach with special emphasis on deep uncertainty, some examples of other areas where this approach has been applied, and some consideration of the information needs and effort that might be required to apply these methods to South Florida.

Nature-Based Coastal Defenses in Southeast Florida

Category: Supporting Documents

Nature-Based Coastal Defenses in Southeast Florida is a collaborative publication of The Nature Conservancy and the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact’s Shoreline Resilience Working Group. This report compiles seven case studies that represent natural or nature-based restoration projects that mitigate the effects of flooding and erosion in southeast Florida.

RCAP Health Impact Assessment

Category: Supporting Documents

RCAP Health Impact Assessment

Adaptation Action Area Pilot Project Report

Category: Supporting Documents

The Southeast Florida Regional Council partnered with the City of Ft. Lauderdale on an Adaptation Action Area Pilot Project through the Department of Economic Development, funded by a grant from NOAA.

Adaptation Action Areas White Paper

Category: Supporting Documents

Adaptation Action Areas White Paper

Analysis of the Vulnerability of Southeast Florida to Sea Level Rise

Category: Supporting Documents

Analysis of the Vulnerability of Southeast Florida to Sea Level Rise

Regional Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory: Baseline Period 2005 -2009

Category: Supporting Documents

The Regional GHG Emissions Inventory documents baseline emissions from the Transport and Built Environment Sectors from 2005—2009.

A Unified Sea Level Rise Projection for Southeast Florida

Category: Supporting Documents

The white paper on sea level rise projections for use in Compact planning as developed by the SLR Technical Ad Hoc Working Group.

Policy & Advocacy Implementation Report

Category: Supporting Documents

Policy & Advocacy Implementation Report

Integrating Climate Change & Water Supply Planning In Southeast Florida

Category: RCAP Implementation Support Guidance Series

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.

Workshop Documents

                                                                                          Energy Efficient Buildings RCAP Implementation Workshop - August 18, 2015

                                                                                                                    RCAP Transportation Workshop - April 30, 2015

                                                                                                                                                              Preparing Florida for the Future: Opportunities for Resilience in Local Communities - January 15, 2015

                                                                                                                                                              Regional Climate Action Plan Workshop: Stormwater - January 7, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                          RCAP Implementation Workshop: AAA Legislation and Application - August 28, 2014