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5 Aug

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The Compact Updates Regional Climate Indicators

The Compact recently published an update to six key indicators showing changes in the physical systems in the Southeast Florida region as a result of climate change, including temperature, precipitation, sea level, high tide flooding, saltwater intrusion, and sea surface temperature.  First developed in 2016, The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact compiled the indicators

5 Aug

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Monroe County’s New Board of County Commissioners Reaffirms Commitment to Utilizing Compact’s Unified Sea Level Rise Projections and Continued Adaptation Actions

For nearly 12 years, the Compact’s collaboration has endured through continued and robust engagement at the staff level across the four counties. That said, this partnership is only possible through support from the region’s elected officials, who direct staff work and are ultimately responsible for implementing actions that will serve to build the region’s resilience

5 Aug

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A First of Its Kind Role, Miami-Dade County Appoints a “Chief Heat Officer”

While sea level rise and flooding frequently receive the lion’s share of attention in southeast Florida, extreme heat is a significant climate hazard posing risk to our communities, particularly low-income populations and those who labor outdoors. According to the Compact’s recently released updated climate indicators for the Southeast Florida region, Miami-Dade county is expected to

5 Aug

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Broward County Adopts 100-Year Future Conditions Flood Map

In June, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners advanced another significant milestone in furtherance of community resilience with the adoption of the Broward Future Conditions 100-year Flood Map, now established in the Broward County Code of Ordinances. This is the second future conditions map adopted by the County since the Board’s establishment of a

5 Aug

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The Greater Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach Metro Region Makes EPA’s 2021 List of Top Cities with ENERGY STAR® Certified Buildings

As local governments across the Compact region continue to make strides to advance energy efficiency in the building sector in an effort to reduce emissions and save costs, many have focused on providing building owners and managers with the technical guidance, best practices, and training they need to make their buildings more energy efficient. These

14 May

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Facing rising temperatures, Miami appoints chief heat officer

By Craig Pittman May 12, 2021 at 5:00 a.m. CDT Last June, Miami reported its hottest temperatures on record. The daytime sun was brutal and there was little respite even at night. Dozens of heat-related deaths were reported that year. As the Earth warms, the city by the ocean says its heat problem is poised to

8 Apr

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Florida Office of Energy releases the State’s First EV Roadmap

In 2017, for the first time ever, Florida’s transportation sector emitted more carbon than the electric sector, with more than 80% of transportation emissions coming from gasoline and diesel powered light, medium, and heavy-duty vehicles. Expanding electric vehicles (EVs) is a critical strategy to transition toward a lower-carbon economy in Southeast Florida and a recommendation

8 Apr

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Miami-Dade County Unveils Sea Level Rise Strategy

In February, Miami-Dade County released its Sea Level Rise Strategy, outlining the County’s vision for regulatory change, project, and program investments to help Miami-Dade County’s communities adapt to rising sea levels. In the report’s Foreword statement, Mayor Levine Cava acknowledges that the Strategy will require “sustained commitment from our Board of County Commissioners and our

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