Digital Briefing: Local Leaders Rise Up to Fill Climate Action Void

Media Contacts
Jennifer Rubiello

Statewide, Fla. –  In early December, world leaders will meet in Katowice, Poland for the 24th COP meeting and the Katowice Climate Change Conference – a follow-up to Kyoto and Paris. While the Administration may be rolling back federal standards to combat climate change, local governments and businesses throughout Florida are embracing clean energy solutions to climate change.

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Click here to view the slides from the presentation.

Click here for a link to the full recording. 

WHAT: Briefing- How cities and counties are protecting their communities through investment in clean technologies that reduce pollution  

• What kind of investments can cities make in clean energy and who is taking the lead?
• The electrification of transportation is underway in Florida. Learn where investments are being made.
• How can municipalities work together to share resources and knowledge to fight the common threat of storm surge and sea level rise?
• How are local governments helping those who are most vulnerable respond to change? 

• Darden Rice, City Councilmember, St. Petersburg and Board Member, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
• Chris Castro, Sustainability Director, City of Orlando
• Susan Glickman, Florida Director, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
• Doug Coward, Executive Director, Solar Energy Loan Fund

This briefing and supplemental materials were organized and created by Environment Florida Research & Policy Center, the CLEO Institute, Sierra Club Florida, and Florida Conservation Voters.