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16 May

The Compact remembers Rep. Kristin Jacobs

The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact family lost one of our greatest friends and champions on April 11: The Honorable Kristin Jacobs, State Representative and former Broward County Commissioner. Her death, at age 60, was a huge loss not only to her family and friends, but also the people of our region and the […]

6 Apr

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South Florida Water Management District Names First District Resiliency Officer

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is strongly committed to addressing sea level rise and other climate change impacts, and as such, has named its first District Resiliency Officer, Carolina Maran, Ph.D., P.E. In the new role, Maran is responsible for leading the District’s resilience efforts to support SFWMD’s mission; coordinating scientific data and […]

6 Apr

Florida’s 2020 Legislative Session Recap

The 2020 legislative session has concluded with mixed results for climate change priorities. Florida legislators enacted the first major piece of climate-related legislation in a decade during the 2020 session. Senate Bill 178 – Public Financing of Construction Projects was unanimously adopted, and if signed by the Governor, will require the state, local governments, or […]

6 Apr

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City of West Palm Beach Supports Green Fleet, EV Drivers

The city of West Palm Beach has been an active supporter of electric vehicle adoption for both its fleet and its citizens. The city recently partnered with Florida Power and Light (FPL) in a pilot program to jointly purchase five all-electric, zero-emissions activity buses that will be used for the city’s parks and recreation programming, […]

6 Apr

Monroe County is Tip of the Spear in ‘Climigration’ Discussion

Communities around the globe are confronting unprecedented and challenging questions regarding potentially relocating out of harm’s way as a result of increasingly intense storm events, rising seas, devastating wildfires, and extreme heat resulting from climate change. It is no surprise that the low-lying Florida Keys are in many ways the proverbial tip of the spear […]

18 Dec

Milliman Releases White Paper Exploring Connections Between Flood Insurance and Climate Gentrification in Southeast Florida

Milliman, one of the largest providers of actuarial services globally, recently released a white paper exploring the intersection of future flood hazard and income levels in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, as well as how flood insurance premiums may incent gentrification as a result of climate risk. The study first classified the region into four classifications […]

18 Dec

Regional Coalition of Housing Groups Win $5M Award to Preserve Affordability Along South Florida Rail Path

A joint venture between the South Florida Housing Link Collaborative, a group of national and regional community development financial institutions (CDFIs), community land trusts, and other nonprofit organizations, will use a three-year, $5 million investment by JPMorgan Chase & Co. to acquire and rehab 300 properties in low- and moderate-income communities near Brightline stations in […]

18 Dec

The Compact Counties Make Strides Toward Expanding Electric Vehicles

Given that transportation accounts for nearly half of the region’s emissions, the Compact Counties see significant opportunity to reduce emissions through the deployment of electric vehicles (EV) and supporting EV infrastructure. To this end, this fall, the Compact hosted a Regional Climate Action Plan implementation workshop on electric vehicles, which brought together key agencies from […]

10 Dec

New projections show that South Florida is in for even more sea level rise

By Alex Harris The timeline for South Florida to prepare for sea level rise just sped up a little. New projections show the region is in for higher seas, faster. The latest predictions aren’t catastrophically different than previous years — unless your yard is already flooding a couple of times a year from the steadily […]

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