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Geos Institute helps communities build resilience in the face of climate change

Alicia Betancourt

Mrs. Betancourt works with local governments on climate, energy, and sustainability. She works to address critical climate risks through the UF/IFAS Extension Climate Resiliency Program, to reduce insurance costs and vulnerability for communities and individuals. Over the past 16 years, she has authored/co-authored 27 climate planning documents. Her program has promoted the increase of climate-resilient actions by individuals and governments through education, outreach, and tools to reduce risk. Alicia provides training and direct assistance to local governments, allowing Florida cities to develop local solutions specific to their shocks and climate trends. She serves on the technical advisory committee of the Southeast Florida Climate Compact, helping to draft the regional climate action plan and greenhouse gas inventories. All of the CDRZ communities are in the Southeast Florida Climate Compact region and she has many county and municipal contacts through the Compact.

Alicia Betancourt is part of the Southeast Navigator Network