How It All Started
Climate change has been a key focal area for Broward County since 2008. In 2008, Broward County passed a resolution which established a community-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target of 80 percent below 2007 emissions by 2050.
Climate Change Action Plan - RCAP 3.0
The Southeast Florida Climate Chance Compact has published the latest Iteration of the Regional Climate Change Plan (RCAP 3.0), which offers updated guidance and support to accelerate local and regional climate action in Southeast Florida and beyond. The RCAP outlines goals, recommendations and supporting strategies across 11 focal areas to advance the objectives of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and of strengthening the adaptive capacity and climate resilience of communities, institutions and relevant economies.
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. Learn more and download materials and recordings from the 2015 Summit. The 9th Annual Summit was hosted by Broward County in December 2017.
Integrating Climate Action
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 which consider how the community will best adapt to and mitigate for the economic, environmental, and social effects of climate change.
It was so innovative it won the National Planning Excellence Award for Environmental Planning by the American Planning Association. To learn more, watch the Award Video.
Broward County Municipal Climate Action Plans
Broward County has taken a shared approach for a changing climate, which involves much collaboration with our municipal partners. Municipalities and local collaborative partners have uploaded the plans detailing the strategy their community is taking to address climate change, and their resilience needs.
To explore the municipal climate action plans, sustainability plans, and more please click here.