Broward Commissioner Works on Collaborations with Florida Climate Institute

November 11, 2015

Full story from the Hollywood Gazette.

With hopes of establishing a Florida Climate Institute hub, Commissioner Beam Furr appeals to the members of the Florida Climate Institute at a Southeastern Universities Research Alliance workshop, hosted by Broward County.

“With a view of the spirit of the Holiday Season,” opens Furr,  “I want to share with you a story about what can be done when we work together.”

Enter the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact (Compact). Formalized in early 2010 as a voluntary collaboration among Broward, Miami- Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach Counties to further their shared climate mitigation and adaptation objectives, the Compact has expanded to include municipalities, the participation of the South Florida Water Management District and the South Florida Regional Planning Council.

“This is not to forget the many outside partners whose work supported various Compact projects,” states Furr. “ I am extremely grateful for all of those who laid the groundwork to make this partnership possible, because in my role as the Chair of the Broward County Climate Change Task Force, I serve as Broward’s representative on the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Compact.”