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Welcome to RCAP 2.0

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.

Compact Coordination

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.

Natural Systems

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.

Public Health

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.

Social Equity

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.

Top Implemented Recommendations


AG-01 Preserve economic viability Read More
AG-03 Promote local goods Read More

Energy and Fuel

EF-01 Promote renewables policies and technology Read More
EF-09 Enable new energy systems Read More

Natural Systems

NS-06 Assess invasive species impacts Read More
NS-14 Promote urban tree canopy Read More

Public Policy Advocacy

PP-01 Support climate-conscious government action Read More
PP-04 Form coalitions Read More

Risk Reduction and Emergency Management

RR-08 Promote climate adaptation plans across sectors Read More
RR-09 Review the Florida Building Code Read More

Sustainable Communities and Transportation

ST-01 Incorporate projections into plans Read More
ST-04 Designate adaptation action areas Read More
ST-06 Develop localized adaptation strategies Read More
ST-11 Modify local land use plans Read More


WS-03 Plan for future water supply Read More
WS-10 Integrate surface and groundwater impacts in planning Read More