Airdate: March 11, 2015
Speakers: Steve Adams, Senior Program Director, Institute for Sustainable Communities; Nichole Hefty, Chief, Office of Sustainability, Miami-Dade Dept. of Regulatory and Economic Resources; Jason Liechty, Environmental Projects Coordinator, Broward County; Jennifer Jurado, Director, Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division, Broward County
Since 2009, the four counties of Southeast Florida (Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach) have worked together and with federal, state, regional agencies and many of the 108 cities within the four-county region on a coordinated response to reduce GHG emissions and address climate vulnerabilities through an innovative Regional Compact (southeastfloridaclimatecompact.org). The Compact process has enabled the four counties to coordinate legislative advocacy at the state and federal levels, develop and use unified sea level projections, build consensus around a Regional Climate Action Plan, and leverage a host of resources around a locally driven climate change agenda. Together, they have pursued innovative approaches like the designation of Adaptation Action Areas.
In this webinar, you’ll learn more about the Southeast Florida Climate Compact - how it’s structured, the progress they’ve made to date and key lessons learned from several key participants in the process.