Southeast Florida Regional Climate Action Plan Final Public Comment

Final Public Comment Period

The Regional Climate Action Plan

The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact (Compact) is a regional governance effort started by Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach Counties in 2009 to coordinate mitigation and adaptation activities across county lines.

The Regional Climate Action Plan (RCAP), a core commitment of the Compact, serves a fundamental role in coordinating efforts among local and regional government agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build climate resilience in Southeast Florida. In 2012, the Compact released its first RCAP, which serves as a framework for concerted regional climate action.

Public Input

This year, the Compact is currently updating the Regional Climate Action Plan (RCAP 2.0) and seeks the views of local government staff, key stakeholders and partners, and members of the public on issues of foremost regional importance. By sharing your input on this draft Regional Climate Action Plan during this final public comment period, you can shape the future direction of climate action in Southeast Florida.

View the final draft of RCAP 2.0 here.

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback.


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RCAP Categories

 
Agriculture
Compact Coordination
Energy and Fuel
Natural Systems
Public Health
Public Outreach and Engagement
Public Policy Advocacy
Regional Economic Resilience
Risk Reduction and Emergency Management
Social Equity
Sustainable Communities and Transportation
Water

Agriculture

Goal: 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

Goal: Strengthen regional 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

Goal: Reduce consumption of electricity and fuel and increase renewable energy capacity to increase regional resilience, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve disaster recovery.

Natural Systems

Goal: 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

Goal: Build regional capacity to mitigate climate-related health risks in Southeast Florida.

Public Outreach and Engagement

Goal: Build public awareness of the risks for Southeast Florida associated with climate impacts and the opportunities for early, coordinated action to address these risks.

Public Policy Advocacy

Goal: Guide and influence all levels of government to address climate change in relevant policies, programs, and legislation.


Regional Economic Resilience

Goal: 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

Goal: Prepare for the inevitable shocks and stresses experienced in Southeast Florida through coordinated and interdisciplinary emergency management and public health collaboration, planning, and investment.

Social Equity

Goal: Guide and support municipalities and counties in the Compact region to create equitable climate policies, programs, and decision-making processes that consider the local socio-economic and racial inequalities and ensure all can participate and prosper.

Sustainable Communities and Transportation

Goal: 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

Water

Goal: 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.