Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact holds 7th annual summit

Assistant County Administrator Jon Van Arnam, Palm Beach Gardens Mayor David Levy and County Administrator Bob Weisman at the 2010 Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit. (Photo courtesy: Palm Beach County website)

On December 1-3, Monroe County will host the 7th Annual SE FL Regional Climate Summit in Key West, along with the City of Key West, City of Marathon, and Islamorada Village of Islands.

This year’s Summit speakers and participants will engage in “Charting the Course” for South Florida’s future. Public, private, and nonprofit experts and elected officials will lead sessions on timely topics such as cutting edge modeling and evaluation tools, adaptation strategies, sustainability tools for rating and assessing communities, coordination with state and federal elected officials and agencies, clean energy and transportation, national security, and the rapidly evolving legal landscape for local governments in the face of sea level rise.

The Annual Southeast Florida Climate Summit is an event of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, a regional partnership of Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach Counties, their municipalities and other partners. The Compact partners have 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 unique collaborative effort is the first of its kind and has not yet been duplicated anywhere else.

 

The Summit will be held at the Casa Marina Resort in Key West and is sold out. Please visit GreenKeys.info to view the agenda. For members of the media, your media contact is Elliott Bent, Communications Officer, with the Institute for Sustainable Communities.

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