MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FL — Throughout June, Miami-Dade County’s Office of Resilience is hosting a series of online workshops on the draft of its new Climate Action Strategy for the community to learn how climate change is affecting the County, what local government is doing about it and how residents can get involved.
Public input is vital for success of the Climate Action Strategy, which is a communitywide mitigation plan to achieve a 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 (from a 2019 baseline) by transforming the way we use energy and transportation, according to a news release from the county.
“If you care about climate change, the environment and our planet, this is your opportunity to help us protect it. We have very ambitious plans, and we need everyone’s input to make them a reality,” Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said. “In addition to our short-term goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, we strive to become a net-zero carbon community by 2050, so we must move past ‘business as usual’ to take bold action with all our Resilient305 partners pitching in to achieve these goals.”
Register to attend virtual meetings on the following dates:
- June 9: Buildings and Energy (Register for the meeting here)
- June 16: Water and Waste (Register for the meeting here)
- June 23: Transportation and Land Use (Register for the meeting here)
- June 30: General Overview and Preliminary Survey Results (Register for the meeting here)
Each virtual meeting runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Spanish and Haitian Creole interpretation will be available for all of the meetings.
In addition to cutting greenhouse gas emissions, the Climate Action Strategy will create jobs, improve health and make life better for everyone in Miami-Dade, the county said. Cleaner air, water and land along with new employment opportunities in the low-carbon economy will boost businesses and save residents money while raising the standard of living throughout the county.
As a member of the worldwide Race to Zero campaign, the county aims to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 and keep global warming below +1.5-degrees Celsius. This will require cutting-edge innovations and community engagement all across Miami-Dade, and the Climate Action Strategy is a critical component of that work, the county said.