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Climate Change

Climate change has been a key focal area for Broward County for the past seven years. In 2008, Broward passed a resolution that establishes a community-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target of 80 percent below 2007 emissions by 2050.

In 2009, our Climate Change Task Force engaged hundreds of local experts and citizens to draft a Climate Change Action Plan. It was published in 2010 and we have been actively implementing the 126 recommended actions across all Broward County agencies. We have tracked our progress annually, and this year we are working to update the plan for the next five years so we can continue to make progress.

If you are interested in attending the next Task Force meeting, or learning more, visit the Task Force page.

Broward County became the first local government to create a stand-alone climate change element as part of our Comprehensive Plan. The Climate Change Element is a coordinated initiative consisting of 82 environmental policies that consider how the community will best adapt to and mitigate for the economic, environmental and social effects of climate change.

We are a proud partner of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact. The Compact is a joint commitment of Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach Counties to partner in mitigating the causes and adapting to the consequences of climate change.

In 2014, the Compact was designated a Climate Action Champion by the White House.

The Compact hosts an annual Regional Climate Leadership Summit.

 Local and Regional Science and Impacts 





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Action Plans

In 2009 the Climate Change Task Force formed seven subcommittees to draft the Climate Change Action Plan. Find past information about the subcommittees here.





Progressive Policies in Broward County

Climate Change Element (CCE) Land Use Plan (LUP)

The Broward County Commission passed the Climate Change Element into the Broward County Comprehensive Plan and also the Land Use Plan and the Priority Planning Areas Map Amendments. Climate change concerns and mitigation/adaptation strategies are now incorporated into the Broward County planning process.

View and download the policies:

Broward County Climate Change Element
Broward County Climate Change Element (Supporting Documents)
Broward County Land Use Amendment for Climate Change
Priority Planning Areas for Sea Level Rise Map



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