Increase participatory governance through building community ownership regarding the development of, and direct community action on, climate solutions that reflect community vision and values.


EC-4.1 Invest financial and other resources to support the capacity building of community-based organizations engaged in the development and implementation of climate solutions.

IMPLEMENTERS: philanthropic community, non-profit organizations, local governments

EC-4.2 Educate the public on climate change issues and support community advocacy and civic engagement on such issues, including voter participation.

IMPLEMENTERS: community-based organizations, advocacy organizations, academic institutions

EC-4.3 Set forth planning, policy-making and budget processes that explicitly involve community partners at the outset. Develop processes and opportunities for participatory budgeting and develop budgetary formulas that ensure equity.

IMPLEMENTERS: local governments, community-based organizations

EC-4.4 Improve oversight and democratic governance through the use of citizen advisory boards and oversight committees, particularly as it relates to the allocation of investments and capital projects. Include representatives from frontline communities.

IMPLEMENTERS: local governments

EC-4.5 Organize and/or participate in community forums and focus groups that include elected officials.

IMPLEMENTERS: community-based organizations

EC-4.6 Partner with community-based organizations to implement pilot projects.

IMPLEMENTERS: local governments, community-based organizations

EC-4.7 Co-create measurable outcomes and milestones in order to increase accountability and drive equitable resilience solutions.

IMPLEMENTERS: local governments, community-based organizations

EC-4.8 Increase transparency, progress reporting and metrics related to climate change action.

IMPLEMENTERS: local governments, Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact