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5 Nov

Climate Resiliency Can Save South Florida’s Future, but Only if Communities Take Action

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 […]

31 Oct

Region’s business leaders must step up, take action on sea level rise

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.

22 Oct

Florida business leaders call for more clean and renewable energy options in the state

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.

5 Oct

South Florida Water Management District Updates the Lower East Coast Water Supply Plan

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has developed the Draft 2018 Lower East Coast Water Supply Plan Update (LEC Update) to assess projected water demands and potential sources of water for the period from 2016-2040. This update is inclusive of SFWMD climate change and sea level rise current and future adaptive management strategies and […]

5 Oct

Monroe County Invests Big in Tiny Homes

Just over a year ago, Hurricane Irma hit the Florida Keys, decimating hundreds of homes and leaving many of the 73,000 full-time residents displaced. Much of the affordable housing that once existed in the Keys—mobile homes, manufactured homes, and RVs—was substantially damaged by the storm. This devastation further exacerbates the Keys’ long-standing challenge of maintaining […]

28 Sep

As king tide season arrives, more South Florida cities brace for sea level rise

Local governments in South Florida are being more proactive this king tide season. They are not only working on their own initiatives, but in concert with others to find ways to defend against sea level rise. The Compact’s Annual Climate Leadership Summit in October and several county- and municipal-led efforts across the region are noted […]

28 Aug

Why two South Florida cities are partnering to face climate change

Oakland Park Mayor Tim Lonergan and Wilton Manors Mayor Gary Resnick write about their common priorities and challenges related to climate change. In response, the two mayors are leading their jurisdictions on a collaborative journey to create a joint climate action plan with ready-to-implement changes to affect their community as a whole for years to […]

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