Miami-Dade County participates in Fifth Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit November 7-8, 2013
(MIAMI, November 6, 2013) – Miami-Dade County will participate in the Fifth Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit, hosted by Broward County and the City of Fort Lauderdale, in partnership with the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact (“Compact”).
The Compact, a collaboration between Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe counties, local municipalities, and other stakeholders, has been recognized at the state, national, and international levels as a groundbreaking regional model for effective, bipartisan climate action. Approximately 350 elected officials, federal agency representatives, experts from local governments, scientists, and nonprofit and business leaders will attend.
“This is our annual opportunity to exchange information and ideas one-on-one, and to share Miami-Dade’s progress with my fellow Compact Mayors and partners,” said Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “It will help us continue building our tool box to create a prosperous and sustainable region that is more resilient to sea level rise and severe weather events.”
The keynote address is scheduled for Thursday, November 7, at 1:15 p.m. by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe. The Coastal Communities Town Hall featuring U.S. Representatives Lois Frankel (FL), Patrick Murphy (FL), and Elijah Cummings (MD), Florida State Rep. Bobby Powell, Broward County Mayor Kristin Jacobs, and U.S. EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe, is scheduled for Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Summit speakers/panelists include:
- Susan Ruffo, White House Council on Environmental Quality
- Josh Sawislak, Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Infrastructure Resilience, US Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Dr. Debra Roberts, Deputy Head, Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department, Durban, South Africa
- County Mayors from the four counties of southeast Florida: Kristin Jacobs of Broward County, Steven Abrams of Palm Beach County, Carlos Gimenez of Miami-Dade County, and George Neugent of Monroe County
- Stan Meiburg, Acting Regional Administrator, Region 4, US Environmental Protection Agency
- Patrick Sheehan, Director, Office of Energy, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
The full Summit program schedule is available for download here.
The event will be webcast live here: mms://climatesummit.broward.org/climate
Media registration is available. Contact Jason Liechty at 954-257-7408 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is open to the public and admission is free, but registration is required.