Center for American Progress

: The South Florida Climate Change Equity Solutions Summit
Past Event

The South Florida Climate Change Equity Solutions Summit

Making action and progress happen for the region’s under-resourced communities

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
1:30 - 7:00 PM EDT

Please join the Center for American Progress, in partnership with The CLEO Institute and Catalyst Miami, for the South Florida Climate Change Equity Solutions Summit on Saturday, June 10th at the Frost Science Museum in downtown Miami.

The Summit will focus on producing actionable policy ideas to reducing the vulnerability of under-resourced communities to the effects of climate change through the renewal of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Action Plan, or RCAP 2.0. Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe, and Palm Beach Counties and their municipalities will use the RCAP 2.0 for the next four years as their guide to reducing the region’s contribution to climate change pollution and building resilient communities.

Engaged residents and community leaders will gather to hear speakers and take part in a facilitated working session to identify and prioritize the most impactful solutions to climate change effects. Through the lens of equity and justice, participants will discuss specific policy solutions that government leaders can integrate into RCAP 2.0 and South Florida communities can rally behind.

Due to limited space, this invite is non-transferable and those planning on attending must RSVP by June 7th, 2017.

Keynote remarks:
Former Florida State Senator Dwight Bullard, Political Director, New Florida Majority Education Fund

Featured Speakers:
Steve Adams, Director of Urban Resilience, Institute for Sustainable Communities

Susy Torriente, Chief Resilience Officer and Assistant City Manager, City of Miami Beach

Caroline Lewis, Executive Director, The CLEO Institute

Zelalem Adefris, Climate Resilience Program Manager, Catalyst Miami

Maggie Fernandez, President, Sustainable Miami