Regional Climate Action Plan
The Regional Climate Action Plan (RCAP) is the Compact's guiding tool for coordinated climate action in Southeast Florida to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build climate resilience. The RCAP provides a set of recommendations, guidelines for implementation, and shared best practices for local entities to act in-line with the regional agenda.
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Ensure the continued viability of agriculture in Southeast Florida in the face of climate change through policies and actions that encourage sustainable production, remove barriers to production, promote economic incentives, improve water reliability, and promote best management practices.
Strengthen coordination and collaboration in Southeast Florida on climate change issues by building the capacity of the Compact to meet evolving regional needs.
Energy and Fuel
Reduce consumption of electricity and fuel and increase renewable energy capacity to increase regional resilience, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve emergency management and disaster recovery.
Implement monitoring, management, and conservation programs designed to protect natural systems and the services they provide to society while improving their capacity for climate adaptation.
Build capacity to proactively mitigate climate-related public health risks in Southeast Florida.
Public Outreach and Engagement
Build public awareness of the climate-related risks facing Southeast Florida and the opportunities for early, coordinated action to address these risks.
Public Policy Advocacy
Guide and influence all levels of government to address climate change in relevant policies, programs, and legislation.
Regional Economic Resilience
Establish a regional resilience strategy involving elected and business leadership, inclusive of funding mechanisms to guide, incentivize, protect, and promote public and private investments and the economic integrity of the region.
Risk Reduction and Emergency Management
Prepare for the inevitable shocks and stresses experienced in Southeast Florida through coordinated and interdisciplinary risk reduction and emergency management planning and investment.
Guide and support municipalities and counties in the Compact region to create equitable climate policies, programs, and decision-making processes that consider local socioeconomic and racial inequities and ensure all can participate and prosper.
Sustainable Communities and Transportation
Adapt to the impacts of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reshaping where and how to build and move from place to place.
Advance the water management strategies and infrastructure improvements needed, in parallel with existing water conservation efforts, to mitigate the potential adverse impacts of climate change and sea level rise on water supplies, water and wastewater infrastructure, and water management systems, inclusive of regional canal networks, pumps, control structures, and operations.