The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact (Compact) began as a collaborative effort among Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, their municipalities, and their partners. The purpose of the Compact is to unite, organize, and assess the southeast Florida region through the lens of climate change and develop unified action over the next five years. Miami Beach has been a leader within the Compact partners in forging climate adaption and mitigation initiatives forward within the region. From our enhanced stormwater management system to the Atlantic Greenway Network that provides safe alternative pedestrian and bicycle network. This is a great partnership that enhance’s the city’s accomplishments while learning more about our regional partners’ initiatives.
In October 2012, the Compact released the Regional Climate Action Plan (RCAP). The RCAP’s overall objective is to integrate climate adaptation and mitigation into existing decision-making systems and to develop a plan that can be implemented through existing local and regional agencies, processes and organizations. In 2017, the compact began developing the second Regional Climate Action Plan (RCAP 2.0) and seeks the views of local government staff, key stakeholders and partners, and members of the general public on the issues of foremost regional importance.
In late 2014, the Compact reunited their Sea Level Rise Workgroup to adjust these regional projections with updated data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).