Florida’s Office of Energy has released the first statewide energy equity study to review the systemic inequalities, barriers, and limited access to public and private resources programs for LMI households. The study examines the demography and geography of low-to-moderate income populations and how their energy burdens intersect with environmental justice, energy efficiency programs, and transportation-related
The Inflation Reduction Act has been lauded as the most ambitious climate legislation in U.S. history, securing $369B in energy and climate spending and placing the nation on a path to roughly 40% emissions reduction by 2030. Learn more about how the Inflation Reduction Act will significantly advance affordable clean energy and resilience objectives in
In November, the Miami City Commission voted unanimously to grant final approval to its greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction plan Miami Forever Carbon Neutral, committing the city to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The city envisions that its carbon mitigation and climate adaptation commitments are directly aligned with its goals to reduce socioeconomic disparities and increase
Last year, through Senate Bill 1954, the Resilient Florida Grant Program was established to support communities in their efforts to prepare for sea level rise and increased flooding. To fund this effort, Governor DeSantis directed $404 million of COVID-19 relief dollars via the federal American Rescue Plan championed by the Biden Administration to 113 projects
Last summer, the Compact invited the 111 local and tribal governments in the region to respond to a voluntary annual survey in order to inform a baseline understanding of regional progress toward the 11 climate mitigation and adaptation priorities identified in the Compact Climate Assessment Tool (C-CAT), and how equity was embedded for each priority
Broward County – Assistant Chief Resilience Officer The assistant chief resilience officer will serve as a technical lead and directly support the county’s chief resilience officer in administration of the Resilience Unit and advancement of resilience efforts as part of internal, county-wide and regional collaborations focused on holistic climate mitigation and adaptation, innovation, and partnerships.
By Jenny Staletovich November 10, 2021 at 5:07pm EST The United Nations conference on climate change in Glasgow is wrapping up this week. About 200 countries have been trying to hammer out a deal to curb carbon emissions and slow the planet’s warming. If they fail, it won’t just be sea rise threatening South Florida.
The Compact recently published an update to six key indicators showing changes in the physical systems in the Southeast Florida region as a result of climate change, including temperature, precipitation, sea level, high tide flooding, saltwater intrusion, and sea surface temperature. First developed in 2016, The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact compiled the indicators
For nearly 12 years, the Compact’s collaboration has endured through continued and robust engagement at the staff level across the four counties. That said, this partnership is only possible through support from the region’s elected officials, who direct staff work and are ultimately responsible for implementing actions that will serve to build the region’s resilience
This April, at the direction of Miami-Dade County Mayor Levine Cava, the county took additional steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on its path to net zero, through the adoption of a fuel efficiency purchase policy and electrification goal for their light-duty fleet of vehicles. Transportation is the largest source of emissions for the county.