Susy Torriente, one of the Compact’s exceptional and dedicated partners, is featured in this OZY article on her work as a first responder to climate change. As assistant city manager and chief resiliency officer for the City of Miami Beach, Susy is leading a multiyear plan that will help the city withstand rising seas and […]
Climate change has become a nonpartisan, localized issue. Chief Resilience Officer for Broward County Jennifer Jurado said, “This issue is larger than any of us individually.” The Compact was lifted up as a model that has helped set both the policy and tone for much of the adaptation work for Southeast Florida. With other nonpartisan […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A coalition of Southeast Florida counties leads the state in responding to vulnerabilities caused by climate change and sea level rise. At the 10th Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit, officials and planners who represent the four Compact counties discussed the progress on issues linked to climate change. Noah Valenstein, the secretary of Florida’s Department […]
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 […]
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.
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.
Miami-Dade County Chief Resilience Officer Jim Murley reflects on the 10 years of local government action to createa a more prosperous and equitable future for all of Southeast Florida. The 10th Annual Climate Leadership Summit, held in Miami Beach, will look back at the lessons learned and explore how to surge ahead in the coming […]