Resources and Tools
Regionally Unified Sea Level Rise Projection
The Regionally Unified Sea Level Rise Projection and the guidance report are key planning tools produced by the Compact, intended to assist decision-makers at both the local and regional levels in Southeast Florida to plan for and make decisions about sea level rise and associated vulnerabilities based on best-available science.
Compact Climate Assessment Tool (C-CAT)
The C-CAT was developed in response to local government leaders who expressed interest in a shared tool to help identify, track, and report on priority mitigation and adaptation strategies, and provide a means for measuring and communicating resilience progress across the region.
RCAP Implementation Resources
As part of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact’s ongoing efforts to build the capacity of practitioners and stakeholders in Southeast Florida to advance regional climate action, the following guidance documents have been developed on specific topics to build upon material presented at Compact Implementation Workshops.
Business Case for Resilience
Developed by the Urban Land Institute in 2020, the Business Case for Resilience in Southeast Florida was commissioned by the Compact and the business community to systematically assess the economic impact of investment in resilience in the Southeast Florida region, and is based on a regional economic analysis conducted by AECOM.
Southeast Florida Climate Indicators
The Compact endeavors to serve as a central repository for the best available, up-to-date, locally relevant scientific information on physical indicators of climate change in the region. It has developed regionally relevant indicators spanning temperature, precipitation, sea level rise, high tide flooding, saltwater intrusion, and sea surface temperature to help inform practitioners in advancing regionally consistent planning, as well as educate elected officials, the media, and the general public regarding the consequences of climate change.
Regional Greenhouse Gas Inventory (2005-2015)
Since the Compact’s establishment, a core commitment has been to collaborate on strategies to reduce the region’s emissions, including the development of an emissions baseline for Southeast Florida. A regional greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) inventory is integral to developing informed climate change mitigation strategies and monitoring the region’s progress over time.
Regional Climate Assessment Snapshot
The annual Regional Climate Assessment Snapshot provides a high-level overview of local governments’ actions on 11 key mitigation and adaptation priorities established through the Climate Assessment Tool (C-CAT), and tracks regional climate progress over time.
Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan (Climate Pollution Reduction Grant)
The Compact is leading the development of a regional greenhouse gas reduction plan that will cover the four-county region, inclusive of Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach counties. The plan will be developed in two phases, with an initial phase complete in March of 2024 and a final, comprehensive plan complete in the Summer of 2025.
The following resources were created by or in partnership with the Compact, however, are now significantly outdated and no longer materially relevant. The Compact retains these documents as important artifacts of its work throughout the years.
Health and Sea Level Rise: Impacts on South Florida
To allow decision-makers to create more robust adaptation plans that include human health considerations, the Florida Institute for Health Innovation developed a technical assistance guidebook and toolkit for coastal communities that identifies communities most vulnerable to sea level rise impacts and specific potential public health risks.
RCAP Health Impact Assessment
This Health Impact Assessment (HIA) comprehensively assessed the 110 climate change adaptation and mitigation policy recommendations put forth in the original RCAP 1.0 to determine the health effects of climate change, specifically sea level rise and heat waves.
Analysis of the Vulnerability of Southeast Florida to Sea Level Rise
An analysis from the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact Inundation Mapping and Vulnerability Assessment Work Group of the region’s vulnerability to sea level rise.