Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact

Florida: Climate compact well received by council - municipalities may join forces

If all the municipalities and government agencies get together and speak with one voice their concerns about climate change, then maybe something will get done.

That was what Michael Savarese, an FGCU professor with the Department of Marine and Ecological Sciences, told the Cape Coral City Council Monday at its regular meeting at City Hall.

Savarese introduced the idea of a Climate Change and Resiliency Compact to the council, which was well received, and has been tried with success in other areas in the state and even the nation, particularly in coastal areas.

There are three such collaboratives in Florida currently, with the Southeast Florida Regional Compact for Climate Change in operation for a decade.

Climate compacts are regional networks united by common problems best solved through local leadership and shared resources and information, thus making it more efficient and less expensive.

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See Southeast Climate Compact website - Advancing Resilience Solutions Through Regional Action

Read also county resolution forming Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact