By Jenny Staletovich November 10, 2021 at 5:07pm EST The United Nations conference on climate change in Glasgow is wrapping up this week. About 200 countries have been trying to hammer out a deal to curb carbon emissions and slow the planet’s warming. If they fail, it won’t just be sea rise threatening South Florida.
Miami-Dade County hosted the 10th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit on October 24-25, 2018, at the Miami Beach Convention Center. We celebrated a decade of progress with critical discussions on adaptation, innovation, and resilience. The Summit featured keynotes and panels with local, state, and federal government officials, business and nonprofit leaders, and other experts discussing plans to
The Compact is hosting an RCAP Implementation Workshop on Resilient Energy Systems on September 27-28 in Miami. This two-day workshop will focus on the development of resilient energy systems for critical infrastructure facilities through the expanded use of distributed energy resources to improve Southeast Florida’s disaster preparedness and ensure long-term regional resilience.
In a pledge signed at the Summit, Southeast Florida’s economic development community will work with the Compact to market the financial case for resilience.
Broward County hosted the 9th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit on December 14-15, 2017 at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale. This year’s summit focused on “The Business of Resilience” to engage the business and wider community in critical discussions on adaptation, climate and energy solutions, and resilience. The summit featured keynotes and panels with business leaders; local, state, and federal government officials; and other experts discussing plans to ensure the region not only survives, but thrives, in the face of sea level rise and other climate impacts.
Throughout this event, teams of local academic and public and private sector experts developed designs to serve as models of resilience for communities throughout Southeast Florida. The teams developed full resilient design concepts – complete with drawings, renderings, and briefing presentations. The objective of the design session was to identify physical and planning adaptations necessary
Palm Beach County and West Palm Beach were scheduled to host the 8th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit on October 5-6, 2016, however, the event was canceled due to Hurricane Matthew. The annual summit is coordinated by the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, a partnership between Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe and Palm Beach counties, their municipalities and other
This advanced workshop reviewed the scientific development of the Southeast Florida Sea Level Rise Projections, and highlighted how these projections are critical for local government planning. Attendees explored how regional projections are developed and their utility in short- and long-term planning for local governments. Through panel discussions and moderated activities, attendees learned how to integrate the updated
As part of a continuing series of workshops designed to advance implementation of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Action Plan, this workshop was designed specifically for city managers, budget and finance managers, risk management professionals, planners, and those concerned with the financial risk and economic opportunities for local governments due to climate change.
Monroe County and the City of Key West hosted the 7th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit on December 1-3, 2015. The annual summit is coordinated by the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, a partnership between Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe and Palm Beach counties, their municipalities and other partners. The Climate Leadership Summit is a major regional event focused on