Climate Change in the City of Miami

City of Miami has always been vulnerable to hurricanes, storm surge, and flooding, and we have a strong history of thriving in the face of adversity. However, over the past decade Miami's acceptance and response to climate change has emerged as a new factor influencing the growth, and future trajectory, of the City. To ensure a sustainable and enduring future for the City and its residents, City of Miami is taking bold steps towards implementing an innovative and holistic approach to resilience.


Learn more about Miami’s specific vulnerabilities to climate change and our efforts to date to address them by clicking on the banners below.

In November 2019, City Commission declared a climate emergency, urging the State of Florida and the United States & government to declare a climate emergency, and requested regional collaboration on an immediate emergency mobilization effort to restore a safe climate.

Read the ordinance

The Building Efficiency 305 (BE305) program helps ensure a more resilient city in relation to existing buildings and addresses the mandate from the Miami City Commission to mitigate emissions of greenhouse gases. 

Learn about the BE305 Program