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Miami-Dade County to participate in the 7th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit

MIAMI (November 10, 2015)

Miami-Dade County is once again participating in the Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit, an event hosted by the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, where local leaders will be discussing the impacts the region can expect and what actions can be taken to reduce those impacts.  Miami-Dade County staff assisted in the planning and agenda development, and will be participating in panel discussions and facilitating some of the sessions.

The Summit provides a powerful and effective forum bringing together business, government, academia, and nonprofit leaders to exchange ideas during panel discussions and networking events. This year’s Summit is hosted by Monroe County with the City of Key West, City of Marathon, and Islamorada Village of Islands joining as co-hosts.

Miami-Dade County is one of the Compact partners that has been working together since 2009, to develop a strategy that will enable the region to adapt to the impacts of Southeast Florida’s changing climate, such as sea level rise, and to reduce its causes.  This groundbreaking collaborative effort is the first of its kind in the United States and has inspired similar efforts across the nation and globe.

WHAT:         7th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit

WHO:           Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, a regional partnership of Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach Counties, their municipalities and other partners.

WHEN:      Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

                  Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

                  Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
      Casa Marina Resort in Key West, Florida

Summit registration must be completed by no later than Friday, Nov. 13.

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Editor’s Note:  Press passes available.  Members of the media who would like to attend the 7th Annual Regional Climate Leadership Summit are invited to request press passes and participate in the Summit free of charge.  While we are able to offer free registration, please note that meals and special events such as the beachside luau are not included.  A paid registration is necessary for meals and special events. Your media contact is Elliott Bent, Communications Officer, with the Institute for Sustainable Communities.  He can be reached at 802-238-0666 or