Updated: May 13, 2020
“Five years ago, local leaders down here, Republicans and Democrats, formed the bipartisan Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact — an agreement to work together to fight climate change. And it’s become a model not just for the country, but for the world.”
– President Barack Obama
In this research project we will look at the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact and its Regional Climate Action Plan 2.0 (December 2017) and find out if its goals are compatible with the emissions reductions necessary to stay within the 1.5C warming, which science says is necessary in order to stabilize the climate.
We look at ways in which Fridays For Future students can assist elected officials in reaching the goals of the RCAP 2.0 and, if those goals are not sufficient, how the student movement can inspire elected officials to take the bolder actions necessary.