Climate Resiliency

Climate Change in the City of Boca Raton

Climate Change is a global environmental, economic, and social problem that can be tackled in part through local actions. Actions on Climate Change fall in to two main categories:

Mitigation: Reducing the root causes of climate change, namely emissions of greenhouse gases, to both slow the rate and reduce the impact of changes.

Adaptation: Investing in infrastructure, technology, and behavior changes that allow individuals, economies, and communities to adjust to the different conditions caused by climate change.

City of Boca Raton Climate Mitigation Actions

  • In 2019 the City released its first Sustainability Action Plan which includes actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • In 2020 the City conducted its first Greenhouse Gas Inventory to create a baseline from which to measure progress. (coming soon)
  • The City Council has passed multiple resolutions related to climate action.

City of Boca Raton Adaptation Actions

  • The City of Boca Raton is conducting a Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment (CCVA) in order to develop an adaptation plan. The CCVA is a project of a regional collaboration called the Southern Palm Beach County Coastal Resilience Partnership (CRP).
  • Learn about sea level rise and your individual flood risk on our sea level rise resource page.

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