While Southeast Florida has significant climate change vulnerabilities, the region is also uniquely positioned for leadership on climate solutions. Given this, the Compact seeks to provide bipartisan credibility, legitimacy, and continuity necessary for meaningful policy action to address projected regional climate impacts. The Compact is committed to joint development of policy positions and coordinated advocacy to guide and influence all levels of government to adapt to climate impacts, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and build community and economic resilience.
Accordingly, Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach counties have adopted a legislative program each year since 2011 under the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact. Since 2017, the Compact counties have issued their state and federal legislative program in two documents: legislative principles and legislative priorities. The Compact’s shared advocacy efforts—whether state or federal, legislative or regulatory—are approved by respective boards of county commissioners.
Learn about the Regional Climate Action Plan’s Public Policy Advocacy chapter.