At the May 23, 2017 City Council meeting, the Boca Raton City Council passed a resolution adopting a climate action pledge.
This action recognizes that Florida, and Southeast Florida in particular, is considered one of the most vulnerable areas of the country and is at the frontline for experiencing the impacts of a changing climate. In recognition of the need for immediate, coordinated and visionary action to address the impacts of a changing climate and provide for economic and environmental resilience in Southeast Florida, the counties of Palm Beach, Broward, Miami Dade and Monroe entered into the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact in 2010. In accordance with the Compact commitment and through a two year collaborative process involving nearly 100 subject matter experts representing public and private sectors, universities, and not-for-profit organizations, the Compact Partners developed the Regional Climate Action Plan (RCAP).
The City of Boca Raton will consider integrating the Regional Climate Action Plan (RCAP) framework in whole or in part as appropriate into existing and future sustainability action plans, comprehensive plans, and /or climate action plans where and when appropriate and financially feasible.