Nature-based resilience solutions developed by local and state agencies jointly provide most cost-effective approach to protect communities and businesses from increased flooding, hurricanes and sea level rise. Policy solutions include:
·Support the state’s Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) with funding and dedicated staff resources to support increasing investment in and coordination of Resilient Florida projects.
·Create a Resilience Council comprised of leads from state agencies to integrate and coordinate a whole-of-government approach to strengthen planning.
·Enhance the Rebuild Florida Voluntary Buyout program to support at-risk communities and reduce long-term costs and insurance.