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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
At the 11th Annual Climate Leadership Summit hosted in Key West Dec. 3-5, the Compact released its third update to the Regionally Unified Sea Level Rise (SLR) Projections for Southeast Florida. The Compact first produced a Unified SLR Projection in 2011 in response to the multiplicity and diversity of local SLR projections—a barrier to achieving […]
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 […]
Resilience officers for the four counties of Southeast Florida, and members of the Compact’s Staff Steering Committe, respond to a recent op-ed on the threat of rising sea levels to water supplies in the region. Read the full op-ed by Dr. Jennifer Jurado, Jim Murley, Rhonda Haag, and Megan Houston.
ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 26 (UPI) — At least six states named climate change czars or chief executives over the past year, signalling a new level of concern in the United States. The new positions are appearing mostly in states controlled by Democrats. But Florida and North Carolina, both considered red or purple states, named chief resilience […]
Miami Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his pick for Florida’s first Chief Resilience Officer Thursday evening as Julia Nesheiwat, a deputy special envoy for hostage affairs at the State Department, confirming Miami Herald reporting from earlier this week.
Following the award-winning editorial collaboration “The Invading Sea”, six of the leading news organizations in Florida have formed a partnership to share stories and work together to report on the complex challenges of climate change.
This year, Monroe County has taken steps to adapt the county road systems to projected sea level rise and increased frequency of king tide flooding. In accordance with the Regional Climate Action Plan’s recommendation to prioritize adaptation investments to reduce the impact of flooding and sea level rise on transportation infrastructure, particularly on evacuation routes […]