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15 Jul

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Social Equity and Engagement Subcommittee of the Broward Climate Change Task Force

By: George Cavros, SACE, Subcommittee Co-Chair and Sasha Forbes, NRDC, Subcommittee Co-Chair Southeast Florida is a national leader on regional cooperation in adapting to the impacts of climate change and mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, as we continue to engage in efforts to make our respective counties more resilient, we must ensure that our work […]

15 Jul

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South Florida Counties Oppose Action to Reduce State Control of Net Metering Policies

Photo Credit: Mike Blake/Reuters United on issues of climate and energy policy under the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, Broward County, Miami-Dade County, and Palm Beach County submitted a joint letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in opposition to a petition filed by the New England Ratepayers Association (NERA) to reduce state […]

15 Jul

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The Southeast Florida Regionally Unified Sea Level Rise Projection: Understanding, Applying, and Considering the Context of the Third Regional Update

As part of its ongoing work to build the capacity of practitioners and stakeholders to advance coordinated regional climate change action, the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact held a three-part webinar series on the third update to its Unified Sea Level Rise for the Southeast Florida Region. Panelists provided an overview of the 2019 […]

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 […]

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