Florida’s Climate Challenges and Solutions

Media Contacts
Jennifer Rubiello

North Miami Beach, Fla. –  Time is running out to solve the climate crisis, and Florida has much to loose, including our health. But local leaders are stepping up to fill the void of federal and state climate action. Today, several environmental groups released an updated map quantifying local climate action statewide. An initial version was released in December of 2018.

  • Click here to download the updated Local Solutions Map 2.0.
  • Click here to download supplemental materials for the Local Solutions Map 2.0.
  • Click here to view the video of the briefing.


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?


  • Dr. Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State
  • Dr. Jefry L. Biehler, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
  • Dr. Cheryl Holder, Internist & Co-Chair of Florida Clinicians for Climate Action
  • Yoca Arditi-Rocha, Executive Director of The CLEO Institute

WHEN: Friday, April 26th, 2019, 12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m.

WHERE: FIU North Campus, Wolfe University Center

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This briefing is hosted by Environment Florida Research & Policy Center, the CLEO Institute, Sierra Club Florida, and Florida Conservation Voters.