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20 Oct

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Reflections on the Climate Compact’s Equity Training

In September, the Compact held an internal equity training delivered by the Partnership for Southern Equity to increase understanding of structural racism that has led to policies that exacerbate disproportionate climate change vulnerability for communities of color, as well as the existence of implicit bias, inequitable access to opportunity, and how these phenomena shape decision-making […]

20 Oct

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Southeast Florida Identified as Key Focal Area for U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers South Atlantic Coastal Study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is working with stakeholders across Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, and the Virgin Islands to develop the South Atlantic Coastal Study (SACS), a collaborative effort among federal, state, county, and local stakeholders to plan and implement cohesive coastal storm risk management strategies for […]

20 Oct

Miami-Dade County Submits Comments to the Army Corps of Engineers on the Back Bay Study

Earlier this summer, the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Miami-Dade Back Bay Coastal Storm Risk Feasibility Management Study. The study examines the impacts of and potential responses to storm-surge damage in Miami-Dade County, including coastal and inland areas that are […]

20 Oct

Broward County embarks on 2020 Climate Change Action Plan Update

Originally published in 2010, the Broward County Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) is updated every five years to keep pace with accomplishments and new local opportunities. As a county-wide strategy, the plan is intended to be implemented by local government, community partners, and residents alike. Two overarching goals will remain the focal points through the […]

20 Oct

Broward County Proposes Amendment of Priority Planning Areas for Sea Level Rise Map

Public outreach is underway for an amendment to the Broward County Land Use Plan to update the Priority Planning Areas for Sea Level Rise Map. The map identifies areas at increased risk of flooding in accordance with the Unified Sea Level Rise Projection for Southeast Florida and a 50-year planning horizon. Applications for Land Use […]

20 Oct

Compact Partners Defend Net metering Policy in Letter to Florida Public Service Commission

In advance of a Public Service Commission (PSC) workshop held on September 17, 2020, to review the state’s net metering rule, the Compact counties submitted a letter to the PSC Commission strongly defending the state’s existing net metering policies and opposing any potential changes. This position stems from each county commission’s approval of the Compact […]

20 Oct

Regional Business Case for Resilience Demonstrates Compelling Need for Adaptation Investment Today

At the Compact’s October Virtual Climate Leadership Summit, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) unveiled a year-long study—the Business Case for Resilience in Southeast Florida—commissioned by the Compact and the business community to systematically assess the economic impact of investment in resilience in the region, based on a regional economic analysis conducted by AECOM. The findings […]

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