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11th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

11th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit December 3-5, 2019 Casa Marina Key West Monroe County  will host 11th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit on December 3-5, 2019, at the Casa Marina Key West. The Summit will feature keynotes and panels with local, state, and federal government officials, business and nonprofit leaders, and other experts discussing […]

RCAP Implementation Workshop: Electric Vehicles

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

Transportation accounts for nearly 50 percent of greenhouse gas emissions within the Southeast Florida Region. Given the current car dependency within the region, rapid electrification of transportation combined with the decarbonization of the electricity sector represents a critical pathway to achieve emission reductions. While consumer demand for electric vehicles (EVs) is rising, there are numerous […]

RCAP Implementation Workshop: Building Codes for Climate Resilience

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, in partnership with the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance, hosted a Regional Climate Action Plan Implementation Workshop on Building Codes for Climate Resilience on March 14, 2019 in North Miami. The workshop focused on how local governments can play a role in building code development and how to advance local […]

Regional Greenhouse Gas Inventory: Transportation and Stationary Energy

Category: Regional Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory

The Compact’s regional greenhouse gas inventory provides a summary of overall emissions trends from across the four counties. The inventory was conducted as a retrospective of 10 years of community-wide emissions, from 2005 to 2015. The inventory scope was limited to systems at the regional scale, including transportation (on-road transportation, passenger rail, freight rail) and stationary energy from residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. 

Policy Platform

Category: Policy Platform

The Compact is committed to joint development of policy positions and coordinated advocacy to guide and influence all levels of government to adapt to climate impacts, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and build community and economic resilience. The Compact counties have issued their state and federal legislative program in two documents: legislative principles and legislative priorities.

10th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

Miami-Dade County hosted the 10th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit on October 24-25, 2018, at the Miami Beach Convention Center. We celebrated a decade of progress with critical discussions on adaptation, innovation, and resilience. The Summit featured keynotes and panels with local, state, and federal government officials, business and nonprofit leaders, and other experts discussing plans to […]

RCAP Implementation Workshop: Resilient Energy Systems

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

The Compact is hosting an RCAP Implementation Workshop on Resilient Energy Systems on September 27-28 in Miami. This two-day workshop will focus on the development of resilient energy systems for critical infrastructure facilities through the expanded use of distributed energy resources to improve Southeast Florida’s disaster preparedness and ensure long-term regional resilience.

RCAP Implementation Workshop: Post-Disaster Redevelopment Planning

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

The Compact is hosting an RCAP Implementation Workshop on Post-Disaster Redevelopment Planning. This one-day workshop addresses the critical need for Southeast Florida to plan redevelopment and recovery strategies prior to experiencing the shocks and stressors of extreme weather events.

9th Annual Southeast Florida Climate Leadership Summit

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

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.

Southeast Florida Climate Indicators

Category: Climate Indicators

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.

Southeast Florida Regional Climate Action Plan Open Session

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

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 […]

Effective Sea Level Rise Communication Strategies for Local Governments

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

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.

Resilient Redesign III

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

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 […]

Essential Tools: Integrating the Southeast Florida Sea Level Rise Projections Into Community Planning

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

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 […]

RCAP Implementation Workshop: Reducing Climate Risk and Creating Economic Opportunity

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

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.

7th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

 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 […]

2015 Compact Unified Sea Level Rise Projection

Category: Unified Sea Level Rise Projections

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.

Energy Efficient Buildings RCAP Implementation Workshop

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

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 […]

WEBINAR: Introduction to Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds

Category: Compact Events and 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.

RCAP Implementation Workshop: Transportation

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

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 […]

Taking a Regional Approach to Climate Action: Lessons from the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

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.

RCAP Implementation Workshop: Stormwater

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

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 […]

Integrating Climate Change & Water Supply Planning In Southeast Florida

Category: Unified Sea Level Rise Projections

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.

RCAP Implementation Workshop: AAA Legislation and Application

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

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 […]

5th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

Pioneering Climate Resilience through Regional Action The 5th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit was held on November 7 and 8. The annual Summit is coordinated by the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, a partnership between Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach counties, their municipalities and other partners. The Climate Leadership Summit is a major […]

4th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit

Category: Compact Events and Webinars

The 4th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit was held on December 6 and 7. The annual Summit is coordinated by the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, a partnership between Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach counties, their municipalities and other partners. The Climate Leadership Summit is a major regional event focused on […]