Florida has recently taken steps to address climate change, with the focus on resilience and adaptation rather than integration of renewable energy sources and cutting emissions. The state, which does not have renewable energy goals or an emissions-reduction target, has been hit hard by climate change threats, including coastal erosion and natural disasters. The state’s climate-related measures have focused on building resilient infrastructure and implementing nature-based solutions. With the legislature controlled by Republicans, the state will likely continue to address climate change through resilience and adaptation more so than through long-term targets that reduce the production and consumption of fossil fuels. However, Florida cities and companies are increasingly driving climate initiatives. For instance, Miami is targeting carbon neutrality by 2050, and Orlando has implemented a wide range of sustainability programmes that encourage conservation and renewable integration in order to cut emissions by 90 percent versus 2007 levels by 2040.


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