Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact: Coordinating Climate Change Response Through New Government Structures

Volume 18
November 2020

Abstract:
The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact (SFRCCC) was founded in 2009 by the Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach counties as a means to share resources, reduce competition, and more effectively address evident climate change impacts. Despite a relatively informal structure, this regional network has been remarkably successful, in large part due to the voluntary implementation of different recommendations and support by grants. However, the success of the SFRCCC, especially as time goes by and climate impacts worsen nationally, may not be able to be replicated in other regions and at different levels of government due to competition for grant dollars and to the inherent difficulty of scaling a regionally unique solution.

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