Compact Currents is a quarterly newsletter from Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact highlighting the progress of the compact, the counties, and municipalities in Southeast Florida.
Fall 2023 Newsletter
In this issue of the Compact Currents, New Resilience Project Roadmap showcases resilience projects across compact region, Southeast Florida communities selected for more than $150 million in FEMA support to advance risk reduction measures, Policy, outreach and improved communications underpin multi-pronged heat strategy in Miami-Dade County and more
In this Issue:Miami-Dade’s Back Bay Study moves forward with shared support for exploration of alternative coastal protection measures Policy, outreach and improved communications underpin multi-pronged heat strategy in Miami-Dade County Southeast Florida communities selected for more than $150 million in FEMA support to advance risk reduction measures
Summer 2023 Newsletter
In this issue of the Compact Currents, the Compact to Develop Comprehensive Regional Plan for Quantified Emission Reduction Measures. The newsletter also highlights the new SEFL Climate Action Pledge, a new Compact webpage with Federal Funding Opportunities, Southeast Florida Region Awarded more than $180 million in Resilient Florida Funding and more.
In this Issue:2023 Legislative Session Wrap-up The Compact to Develop a Comprehensive Regional Plan for Quantified Emission Reduction Measures Broward County Historic Rain Event Reinforces the Need for Robust Resilience Advancements
Winter 2022 Newsletter
In this issue of the Compact Currents, Addressing (jn)equity in Southeast Florida with the Regional Energy Efficiency Action Plan. The newsletter also highlights what is new about the RCAP 3.0, Miami-Dade County releases Extreme Heat Action Plan, Three local government jurisdictions named as part of Carbon Disclosure Project’s “A-List,” Scoping begins for critical study to examine highly vulnerable areas of Central and Southern Florida Flood Control System and more.
In this Issue:Regional Energy Efficiency Action Plan: Addressing Energy (In)equity in Southeast Florida What's New in RCAP 3.0?
Fall 2022 Newsletter
In this issue of the Compact Currents, Vice President Kamala Harris announces $50 million in funding for flood adaptation. The newsletter also highlights the Passage of Landmark Inflation Reduction Act, the Compact Region receives $29.7 million from Volkswagen settlement to purchase electric transit buses, Broward County advances multi-year resilience plan update, Monroe County completes Roads Adaption Plan identifying $1.6 billion in projects and more.
In this Issue:Monroe County completes Roads Adaptation Plan identifying $1.6 billion in projects Broward County Completes Heat Analysis and Predictions Compact Region Receives $29.7M from Volkswagen Settlement to Purchase Electric Transit Buses Passage of Landmark Inflation Reduction Act Will Provide Transformative Opportunities for Local Governments to Address Climate Change
Spring 2022 Newsletter
In this issue of the Compact Currents, Compact Climate Assessment Tool results now available. The newsletter also highlights the Compact undertakes third update to the Regional Climate Action Plan, the Compact Region brings significant funding from Tallahassee to implement critical sea level rise and flood resilience projects, Miami-Dade kicks off second year of Building Efficiency (BE305) Challenge, video interview with Jim Murley, chief resilience officer of Miami-Dade County and more.
In this Issue:City of Miami Approves Goal of Carbon Neutrality by 2050 and Releases Green Economy Plan The Compact Region Brings Significant Funding From Tallahassee To Implement Critical Sea Level Rise and Flood Resilience Projects Compact Climate Assessment Tool Results Now Available
Summer 2021 Newsletter
In this issue of the Compact Currents, Compact launches Climate Assessment Tool (C-CAT) to local and tribal governments in the region. The newsletter also highlights the Greater Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach Metro Region makes EPA’s 2021 list of top cities with ENERGY STAR® certified buildings, Broward County adopts 100-Year future conditions flood map, Broward County launches online resilience dashboard, A first of its kind role, Miami-Dade County appoints a “Chief Heat Officer”, Palm Beach County integrates resilience and sustainability in capital planning, and more.
In this Issue:The Compact Updates Regional Climate Indicators Monroe County’s New Board of County Commissioners Reaffirms Commitment to Utilizing Compact’s Unified Sea Level Rise Projections and Continued Adaptation Actions Miami-Dade County Commits to Fleet Electrification by 2030 and Establishes a Fleet Fuel Efficiency Purchase Policy A First of Its Kind Role, Miami-Dade County Appoints a “Chief Heat Officer” Broward County Adopts 100-Year Future Conditions Flood Map The Greater Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach Metro Region Makes EPA’s 2021 List of Top Cities with ENERGY STAR® Certified Buildings Compact Launches Climate Assessment Tool (C-CAT) to Local and Tribal Governments in the Region
Spring 2021 Newsletter
In this issue of the Compact Currents, FDEP Advances Rulemaking for the State’s First Significant Application of Sea Level Rise Information. The newsletter also highlights Compact urges the Public Service Commission to modernize energy conservation rules, Broward County switches on four new solar arrays, Miami-Dade unveils new sea level rise strategy, City of Miami launches “Keep Safe Miami” to improve resilience of affordable housing stock, Palm Beach County awarded for $800k grant for climate change vulnerability assessment, and more.
In this Issue:Florida Office of Energy releases the State’s First EV Roadmap Miami-Dade County Unveils Sea Level Rise Strategy Broward County Switches On Four New Solar Arrays FDEP Advances Rulemaking for the State’s First Significant Application of Sea Level Rise Information
Fall 2020 Newsletter
In this issue of the Compact Currents, the Urban Land Institute unveiled a year-long study that illustrates the shared interest for action by both public and private sectors in investing in proactive flood protection and climate adaptation measures. The newsletter also highlights Compact partners defend net metering policy in letter to FL Public Service Commission, Broward County embarks on 2020 Climate Change Action Plan update, Monroe County receives resilience planning grant from FL Department of Environmental Protection, Steve Adams departs compact implementation partner ISC, and more.
In this Issue:Reflections on the Climate Compact’s Equity Training Steve Adams Departs Compact Implementation Partner, Institute for Sustainable Communities Southeast Florida Identified as Key Focal Area for U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers South Atlantic Coastal Study South Florida Water Management District Advances Analysis of Future, Extreme Rainfall Conditions Miami-Dade County Submits Comments to the Army Corps of Engineers on the Back Bay Study Broward County embarks on 2020 Climate Change Action Plan Update Broward County Proposes Amendment of Priority Planning Areas for Sea Level Rise Map Compact Partners Defend Net metering Policy in Letter to Florida Public Service Commission Regional Business Case for Resilience Demonstrates Compelling Need for Adaptation Investment Today
Summer 2020 Newsletter
In this issue of the Compact Currents, understanding, applying and considering the context of the third regional updated Unified Sea Level Rise Projection. The newsletter also highlights the opposition to reduce state control of net metering policies, the Compact released guidance to advance regional adoption of EV and EV infrastructure, Miami-Dade launches new resource to improve energy and water efficiency in buildings, the 12th Annual Climate Leadership Summit has been cancelled, and more.
In this Issue:Elevate Your Voice: Public Comment Open until August 19th on Army Corps Coastal Storm Risk Plan for Miami-Dade County Keyswide Home Elevation Education and Organization Project Supports Limited-Income Homeowners to Reduce Flood Risk Boynton Beach on Track to Meet Ambitious Emissions Targets, Integrates Equity into Mitigation Plan Social Equity and Engagement Subcommittee of the Broward Climate Change Task Force South Florida Counties Oppose Action to Reduce State Control of Net Metering Policies The Southeast Florida Regionally Unified Sea Level Rise Projection: Understanding, Applying, and Considering the Context of the Third Regional Update
Kristin Jacobs Tribute Newsletter
The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact family lost one of our greatest friends and champions: The Honorable Kristin Jacobs, State Representative and former Broward County Commissioner. Her death was a huge loss not only to her family and friends, but also the people of our region and the entire state of Florida.
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Spring 2020 Newsletter
In this issue of the Compact Currents, the Compact announced new resources released for the Compact’s Regional Climate Action Plan. The newsletter also highlights the second Broward Climate Youth Summit, the city of Miami commits to carbon neutrality by 2050, Palm Beach locals partner in a joint climate change vulnerability assessment, a proposed redesign of the Miami-Dade bus network to bolster transit use, and more.
In this Issue:South Florida Water Management District Names First District Resiliency Officer Florida’s 2020 Legislative Session Recap City of West Palm Beach Supports Green Fleet, EV Drivers Monroe County is Tip of the Spear in ‘Climigration’ Discussion
Winter 2019 Newsletter
In this issue of the Compact Currents, the Compact released the 3rd Regionally Unified Sea Level Rise Projection and the Compact makes strides toward expanding electric vehicles and more.
In this Issue:Milliman Releases White Paper Exploring Connections Between Flood Insurance and Climate Gentrification in Southeast Florida Regional Coalition of Housing Groups Win $5M Award to Preserve Affordability Along South Florida Rail Path The Compact Counties Make Strides Toward Expanding Electric Vehicles The Compact Releases its 3rd Regionally Unified Sea Level Rise Projection
Summer 2019 Newsletter
In this issue of the Compact Currents, the Compact’s Economic Resilience Work Group undertook a regional analysis on climate adaptation. The newsletter also highlights South Miami’s commitment to 100 percent renewable energy, the Compact’s recent workshop on electric vehicles, Florida’s $75 million voluntary home buyout program, the second phase of Miami-Dade’s “City Water Resilience Approach,” Broward County’s flood map updates, and more.
In this Issue:Broward County Advances Updates to Flood Maps to Reflect Future Conditions Resilience Shift Supports Miami-Dade on 2nd Phase of “City Water Resilience Approach” The Compact’s Economic Resilience Work Group Undertakes Regional Economic Analysis on Climate Adaptation
Spring 2019 Newsletter
In this issue of the Compact Currents, the Compact visits Tallahassee to brief lawmakers. The newsletter also highlights electric vehicle deployment in Miami-Dade, and Monroe advanced their road elevation project. Also, a friendly reminder that the 2019 summit is slated for December 3-5.
In this Issue:Town of Palm Beach Conducts Vulnerability Assessment Dania Beach Studies the Economic Implications of Adaptation for Coastal Businesses Miami-Dade Approves EV-Ready Ordinance Monroe County Advances Road Elevation Project Miami Beach Improves its Community Rating System Score and Increases Insurance Savings The Climate Compact Visits Tallahassee
Winter 2018 Newsletter
In this issue of the Compact Currents, the Compact released its 10-year Regional Greenhouse Gas Inventory, which reviews community-wide emissions from 2005 to 2015 and summarizes overall emissions trends across the four counties. The newsletter also highlights resilience planning in each county, focused on addressing local vulnerabilities to sea level rise. It announced the 11th Annual Climate Leadership Summit dates and shared resources from the 10th Annual Summit.
In this Issue:Monroe County Partners with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Study Vulnerability of the Florida Keys Miami-Dade County Plans for Septic System Resilience Broward County Advances Flooding Resilience Standards
Fall 2018 Newsletter
The Winter 2018 issue of the Compact Currents features some of the outcomes of the 9th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit, including the launch of the Regional Climate Action Plan (RCAP) 2.0; a new interactive shoreline resilience story map; partner updates, including Monroe County road elevation projects and Miami-Dade County community conversations on building efficiency; and upcoming events, including the 10th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit in Miami.
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Summer 2018 Newsletter
The Summer 2018 issue of the Compact Currents features highlights from our Regional Climate Action Plan Implementation Workshop on post-disaster redevelopment planning, resilient housing in Monroe County, a new 100RC initiative, an update on the Miami Beach’s water quality monitoring program, and a preview of the 10th Annual Climate Leadership Summit.
In this Issue:South Florida Water Management District Updates the Lower East Coast Water Supply Plan Monroe County Invests Big in Tiny Homes
Spring 2018 Newsletter
The Spring 2018 issue of the Compact Currents features the Joint Statement on Collaboration for Regional Economic Resilience signed by all four counties and Southeast Florida’s economic development community at the 9th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit; a case study of the Miami Forever bond; partner updates, including the hiring of Palm Beach County’s first director of its Office of Resilience, the City of Miami’s efforts to bolster its stormwater infrastructure plan, and the hiring of new Compact staff; and an introduction to The Invading Sea.
In this Issue:Financing resilience: City of Miami invests $400 million to build a stronger future