SoFla Climate Change Equity Solutions Summit
June 10, 2017: Along with our partners at Center for American Progress and Catalyst Miami, The CLEO Institute held The South Florida Climate Change Equity Solutions Summit on Saturday, June 10th from 9:30 am until 3 pm. The summit focused on producing actionable policy ideas to reduce the vulnerability of under-resourced communities to the effects of climate change through the revision of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Action plan, or RCAP 2.0. The RCAP 2.0 will be used through Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe county as a guideline to reduce the region's contribution to climate change pollution and to build resilient communities. The over 50 attendees ranged from engaged residents and activists, to college students, to community and elected leaders, such as former Mayor Cindy Lerner, and Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava. Maggie Fernandez moderated the event which included speakers such as our own Caroline Lewis, former Senator Dwight Bullard, Miami Beach's Susy Torriente, Zelalem Adefris of Catalyst, and more. After four breakout sessions focusing on transportation, emergency preparedness, sustainably developed communities, and clean energy, the guests identified and prioritized the most impactful solutions to climate change; a final report with the top priorities will be sent to the creators of the RCAP 2.0 as they take community comments and recommendations.