At the 11th Annual Climate Leadership Summit hosted in Key West Dec. 3-5, the Compact released its third update to the Regionally Unified Sea Level Rise (SLR) Projections for Southeast Florida. The Compact first produced a Unified SLR Projection in 2011 in response to the multiplicity and diversity of local SLR projections—a barrier to achieving […]
Addressing the need for greater public awareness, an unprecedented media collaborative is using its collective voice to communicate the nature of the threat of sea level rise, help people understand what’s at stake, and engage leaders on choices and solutions.
A new interactive story map shows how Southeast Florida is building shoreline resilience as climate change and its effects on the region are becoming increasingly evident.
A press release from the City of Fort Lauderdale about a Climate Adaptation Open House Meeting.
Southeast Florida, along with the nation, is seeing multiple impacts of climate change firsthand, such as sunny-day flooding, extreme rain events, and record-breaking temperatures as sea levels rise by a projected 6-12 inches in the next 15 years. In response to the federal administration’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, elected officials across Southeast Florida […]
Five years ago, members of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact’s Staff Steering Committee and a variety of stakeholders from federal, state, and county governments, nonprofits, and the private sector came together to create and publish the Regional Climate Action Plan (RCAP). The RCAP has served as a critical tool to ensure that municipalities […]
MIAMI (May 5, 2016) – Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez returned today from a two-day visit to Washington, D.C. The Mayor advocated for federal assistance on four important issues for Miami-Dade County residents: homelessness, the Zika virus, climate change and sea-level rise. Mayor Gimenez met with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development […]
Recommendations will inform flood control and infrastructure planning Partners in the four-county Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact (Compact) have prepared an update to the regional sea level rise projection used for important planning purposes in accordance with the technical recommendations of the Compact’s Sea Level Rise Work Group. The update shows slight increases in […]
President Obama made mention of the Compact in his Earth Day remarks from Everglades National Park. On the way in, I was talking to some folks about the fact that Teddy Roosevelt, he’s a Republican — started our National Park System. Richard Nixon started the EPA. George H.W. Bush was the first President, globally, to […]
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced today that $500 million will be made available for transportation projects across the country under a seventh round of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) competitive grant program. TIGER 2015 discretionary grants will fund capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure and will be awarded on a competitive basis […]