The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce is entering into an exciting collaboration focusing on regional resilience in Southeast Florida. A motion to join Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Monroe Counties, as well as similar business organizations in the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact was approved by the Chamber’s Board of Directors at the February 22 meeting.
“This is a critical issue, and one that the Chamber is committed to taking a proactive stance on,” said Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Dan Lindblade. “We must take action now to ensure the continued prosperity of our region for the future.”
Moving forward, the Chamber will work closely with this important group to forge a greater public-private partnership and tackle the pressing issue of sea level rise. Our area must take the necessary steps to ensure continued prosperity within the community by building resilience within our infrastructure, economy and natural systems. We will accomplish this by targeting several areas of focus, including:
-Expanding business education on community and economic resilience
- Identifying and advocating for the state and federal investments necessary for economic and community resilience, including state and federally-owned infrastructure
-Spreading the word that Southeast Florida is pioneering the movement toward implementing proactive and meaningful measures to promote resiliency
-Encouraging the broader participation of additional municipal and local businesses in this effort
The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Comact was established in 2010 and includes municipalities, academic institutions, government agencies and nonprofit organizations.