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Climate Change & Sea Level Rise

Miami-Dade County is addressing climate change and sea level rise through a multi-faceted approach of mitigation and adaptation, as well as through its participation in the 100 Resilient Cities network.


Climate change mitigation refers to efforts to limit the magnitude of climate change by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG). Through the Compact of Mayors, Mayor Gimenez has committed the County to reducing our community-wide GHG emissions and regularly reporting our progress. The County is working toward this commitment by targeting the largest sources of GHG emissions - buildings and transportation. This effort includes policies and programs to reduce emissions through energy and water conservation, increased efficiency, and decreased fossil fuel use.


Climate change adaptation refers to actions taken to reduce a community's vulnerability to the impacts of climate change. The County is working to strengthen infrastructure, enhance natural protections, ensure resilient communities, promote economic resilience, and identify innovative solutions to the challenges of climate change.

100 Resilient Cities

Resilient Greater Miami & the Beaches (GM&B) is a unique collaboration among Miami-Dade County and the Cities of Miami and Miami Beach, created to respond to global trends major cities face: urbanization, globalization and climate change. In the spring of 2016, after a highly competitive process, GM&B was selected to join 100 Resilient Cities. Together, we are building strategies for implementation to prepare our community to not only survive, but to thrive in the face of challenges like sea level rise and extreme weather.

10th Annual Southeast Florida Climate Leadership Summit

On October 24-25, 2018, Miami-Dade County will host the 10th Annual Climate Leadership Summit in partnership with the City of Miami Beach at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Coordinated by the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, a partnership between Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe and Palm Beach counties, their municipalities and other partners, the Summit is a major regional event focused on facilitating climate-related collaboration and knowledge sharing. The County last hosted the Summit in 2014, where Mayor Gimenez shared his perspectives on how climate change is influencing the County’s thinking on urban, regional, transportation and economic planning.