The Nature Conservancy Congratulates Greater Miami and the Beaches on Being Named to the 100 Resilient Cities Network
MIAMI, FL | May 25, 2016
The Nature Conservancy congratulates Greater Miami and the Beaches on today’s designation to the 100 Resilient Cities Network -- pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation. This important program is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century.
Miami-Dade County has already invested millions of dollars in improving its natural and built infrastructure to increase resilience and actively address the impacts of our changing climate. The support of the Rockefeller Foundation and acceptance to the network will enable Greater Miami and the Beaches to continue their efforts to address these increasingly urgent issues.
“The naming of Greater Miami and the Beaches to the 100 Resilient Cities Network is well-deserved, and will provide important support as Miami-Dade County prepares for a challenging and unprecedented tomorrow. We look forward to collaborating with Miami-Dade’s Office of Resilience, the Platform Partners, and local stakeholders who have come together to tackle urban resilience issues,” said Temperince Morgan, Executive Director of The Nature Conservancy Florida Chapter. “We continue our more than 30-year commitment to our work in south Florida.”
The Nature Conservancy is proud to be a 100 Resilient Cities Platform Partner, providing cities with tools and technical assistance for science-based planning. We work closely with cities across the globe, including Miami, FL and Melbourne, Australia, to ensure that nature plays a role in planning for our communities’ futures.
The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at an unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.