The American Planning Association (APA) recently awarded Broward County’s Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department with the National Planning Excellence Award for Environmental Planning for the production of Broward County’s Climate Change Element, a coordinated initiative of 82 environmental policies that focus on local actions to help the community adapt to economic, environmental and social effects of climate change.
Click here for WLRN’s story about the Miami-Dade Sea Level Rise Task Force’s release of recommendations.
Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs mentioned in White House article: Taking Action to Reduce Carbon Pollution at State, Local and Tribal Level.
Florida’s Political Climate Change Bloomberg, May 27, 2014
“Florida’s state and national politicians, including Governor Rick Scott and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, are free to question whether climate change exists. Local officials don’t have that luxury. When it floods, people call city hall.”
“I have a photo of a man swimming – doing the backstroke – in his cul de sac,” says [Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs], adding that 30% of her county – just north of Miami – is 5 feet or fewer above sea level.