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<< Back to: Member News: ICLEI e-News | issue 8, June - July 2007
Miami-Dade County, USA. Image by lynn dombrowski and used under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 license.
Miami-Dade County, USA

Miami-Dade County preparing for climate change

April 25, 2007

Miami – Dade County (Florida, U.S.A.) has established a Climate Change Advisory Task Force to take a thorough look at what actions need to be taken to cope with, minimize or adapt to the threatening changes that are anticipated with climate change.




Miami – Dade County established efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as far back as 1993, when the County participated in ICLEI’s Urban CO2 Reduction Project.




The Task Force will also facilitate further greenhouse gas reduction efforts. Miami – Dade had set a goal to reduce their emissions county-wide by 20 percent of 1988 levels by the year 2005. While emissions have increased annually, these increases are substantially lower than other parts of the country.




For more information on the Task Force, please contact Mr. Harvey Ruvin, Clerk of the Court, at clerk@miami-dadeclerk.com.




More and more cities are facing the need to mitigate climate change while already adapting to the changes brought about by climate change. ICLEI’s Cities for Climate Protection® (CCP) Campaign is an innovative international campaign that helps local government and their communities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and their impact on the environment. And now, the CCP Campaign is launching the Adaptation Initiative, building capacity for climate change impacts at the local level. For more information, please visit www.iclei.org/ccp.




Miami-Dade County is one of 93 local governments in the U.S.A. that are currently Members of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability. For more information on ICLEI and its activities in the U.S.A., please visit www.iclei.org/usa.




Source: “A Long Term CO2 Reduction Plan for Miami – Dade County, Florida”, Report, 12 December 2006.



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