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Climate Change & Sea Level Rise
GreenPrint: Climate Change Action Plan
Miami-Dade County is creating the Climate Change Action Plan as an integral component of GreenPrint: Our Design for a Sustainable Future. This initial plan will focus on what steps will be necessary to further reduce GHG, as well as better determine the potential impacts and resulting vulnerabilities of climate change in the region and the community. These steps will make Miami-Dade County a more resilient community in the face of a changing climate.
James F. Murley appointed as the County's Chief Resilience Officer (PDF)
Recently appointed as Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) for Miami-Dade County, James F. Murley began his journey in the new Office of Resilience on Nov. 3. He has an impressive track record as a collaborative regional planner and has spent over four decades working on public policy issues important to the state and community.
U.S.-China Climate Leaders Summit in Los Angeles
Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez was one of the U.S. mayors and governors joining Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and a delegation of Chinese subnational leaders making new climate commitments and agreements at the U.S.-China Climate Leaders Summit, in Los Angeles in September of 2015. The Summit was the first official convening of U.S. and Chinese subnational leaders on climate change under the Climate Change Working Group and represents a key opportunity to stimulate climate action before December’s United Nations Climate Conference in Paris. Mayor Gimenez was the only County Mayor invited to participate.
Sixth Annual Southeast Florida Climate Leadership Summit
During the Sixth Annual Southeast Florida Climate Leadership Summit, I shared my perspectives on how climate change is influencing the County’s thinking on urban, regional, transportation and economic planning, since rising sea levels are linked to rising insurance rates and other costs. I announced that I will be convening a group of business, financial and insurance leaders to begin dialogue on how to effectively incorporate consideration of sea level rise into our infrastructure planning.
In addition, the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact — which includes Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe counties — and the Florida Climate Institute signed an important agreement to collaborate more closely using academic resources and research and to implement the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Action Plan. We had the privilege of welcoming White House environmental advisers Dr. John Holdren and Mike Boots who attended the summit and discussed federal efforts in support of our work.Back to Top Page Last Edited: Tue Jan 5, 2016 3:54:05 PM
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