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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In this opinion piece from Broward County’s Resilience Officer andCompact Staff Steering Committee member Jennifer Jurado, she shares her 15+ year experience working on the issue of sea level rise in Southeast Florida and how the Compact accelerated efforts to address climate-related challenges. She acknowledges the need to couple adaptation planning with local and regional […]
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 […]