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A Blueprint for Florida's Clean Energy Future - Case Study of a Regional Government's Environmental Strategy

Director of Environmental Initiatives, New College of Florida and Climate Change Advisor to the Florida CFO, 5800 Bayshore Road, Sarasota FL 34243, USA
Sustainability 2009, 1(2), 97-103; https://doi.org/10.3390/su1020097
Received: 2 February 2009 / Accepted: 27 March 2009 / Published: 1 April 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Forum for Sustainable Development)
On 13 July 2007, Governor Charlie Crist of Florida signed executive orders to establish greenhouse gas emission targets that required an 80 percent reduction below 1990 levels by the year 2050. Florida is a very high-risk state with regard to climate change. Its 1,350-mile-long coastline, location in "Hurricane Alley," reliance on coral reefs and other vulnerable natural resources for its economy, and the predictions that state population could double in the next 30 years all contribute to this designation of "high-risk. As a consequence of the potential economic and ecological impacts of climate change to Florida, a series of Action Teams were created to plan for adaptation to impending environmental changes. As the 26th largest emitter of carbon dioxide on a global scale, Florida needs to act aggressively to create a clean energy footprint as part of its statewide initiatives but with global impacts. This case study examines the process and expected outcomes undertaken by a regional government that anticipates the need for stringent adaptation. View Full-Text
Keywords: Climate change; Florida; adaptation; regional government; environmental policy Climate change; Florida; adaptation; regional government; environmental policy
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Lowman, M. A Blueprint for Florida's Clean Energy Future - Case Study of a Regional Government's Environmental Strategy. Sustainability 2009, 1, 97-103. https://doi.org/10.3390/su1020097

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