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18 Dec

Milliman Releases White Paper Exploring Connections Between Flood Insurance and Climate Gentrification in Southeast Florida

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 […]

18 Dec

Regional Coalition of Housing Groups Win $5M Award to Preserve Affordability Along South Florida Rail Path

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 […]

18 Dec

The Compact Counties Make Strides Toward Expanding Electric Vehicles

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 […]

18 Dec

The Compact Releases its 3rd Regionally Unified Sea Level Rise Projection

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 […]

10 Dec

New projections show that South Florida is in for even more sea level rise

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 […]

27 Aug

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Climate change czars coming to more states

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 […]

1 May

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Monroe County Advances Road Elevation Project

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 […]

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