Palm Beach County and the City of West Palm Beach will host the eighth annual Regional Climate Leadership Summit on Oct. 5-6 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.
The summit is a major regional event, providing a forum for climate-related dialogue and knowledge-sharing. Last year’s summit in Monroe County was attended by more than 400 guests, including national and international experts.
The theme for this year is “Resilient Communities, Prosperous Region.” It will focus on the various sectors — business, agriculture, government and residents — in an effort to show what’s being done and what can be done to ensure that adaptation strategies respect both economic vitality and environmental sustainability.
The Climate Leadership Summit is organized by the Climate Change Compact, a partnership among Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. The compact outlines an ongoing collaborative effort to foster sustainability and climate resilience on a regional scale. The summit helps put these collaborative efforts into action.
“All of the compact communities have made significant strides to protect their assets and communities,” said summit coordinator Natalie Schneider, the county’s climate change and sustainability coordinator.