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4th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit

December 6, 2012 @ 8:00 am - December 7, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

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 facilitating climate-related collaboration and knowledge sharing. The Summit attracts innovative thinkers and leaders from business, government, academia and the non-profit community to exchange ideas and dialogue at panel discussions and networking breaks.

Day 1 – December 6, 2012

Summit Workshop Presentations

Land Use and Infrastructure Planning in a Changing Climate: Integrating Regional Climate Information with Local Policies

  • Spencer Reeder, Senior Associate, Cascadia Consulting Group (download here)

Using 3D Visualization Tools for Integrated Decision Making and Risk Characterization

  • Greg Dobson, University of North Carolina at Asheville (download here)

FHWA Vulnerability Assessment Framework and INVEST Sustainability Tool

  • Heather Holsinger, Sustainable Transport & Climate Change Team, Federal Highway Administration (download here)

Community Engagement and Cost Benefit Analysis for Sea Level Rise and Storm Surge Adaptation

  • Sam Merrill, President, Catalysis Adaptation Partners, LLC (download here)
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Thinking Like a Region Presentation

Enhanced Local Mitigation Strategy (ELMS): A Regional Approach to Mitigation Planning with the Whole Community

  • Miguel Ascarrunz, Assistant Director, Emergency Management Division, Broward County (download here)

Day 2 – December 7, 2012

Planning for Sea Level Rise Presentations

Coastal Management Requirements under the Community Planning Act of 2011

  • Charles Pattison, President, 1000 Friends of Florida (download here)

Statewide Community Resiliency Initiative: Planning for Sea Level Rise Adaptation

  • Julie Dennis, Planning Analyst, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (download here)

Jordan et al. v. St. Johns County (With thanks to St. Johns County Attorney Patrick McCormack)

  • Thomas Ruppert, Coastal Planning Specialist, Florida Sea Grant (download here)

Municipal Showcase Presentation

Climate Change Compact Presentation, Miami Beach

  • Fred Beckmann, Director of Public Works, City of Miami Beach (download here)


December 6, 2012 @ 8:00 am
December 7, 2012 @ 5:00 pm
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