Climate Adaptation Center

The Climate Adaptation Center is a focal point for understanding Florida’s evolving climate. We explore synergies among science, business and government to help individuals and businesses to adapt and thrive in a dynamic climate.

Explore Florida Climate Issues

Support the Climate Adaptation Center

CAC is an independent, non-profit organization focused on the unique and evolving challenges arising from Florida’s changing climate. Your support helps CAC explore the intersection of scientific research, business innovation and government resources to help communities recognize and adapt to the changing climate, and to help businesses thrive in the emerging climate economy. We promise to put your contribution to immediate, effective use.

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Get Involved – Make Connections

CAC is focused on connecting state and local governments, the scientific community, and businesses to ensure the safety, prosperity and resilience of Florida communities in the face of climate challenges today and in the future. CAC’s goal is to integrate climate science with business strategy and government policy to identify new opportunities and future risks created by the changing climate.

Through conferences, seminars and outreach, CAC creates opportunities to make the connections that will spark new and innovative solutions to Florida’s climate challenges. Get involved with the CAC and help ensure Florida’s future.


Research that makes a difference


Targeting resources for best results


Opportunities in the climate economy

Upcoming Events

The world’s warming climate is reshaping societies and threatening the global economy as we know it. CAC brings a Florida focus to global climate issues with our exciting series of conferences, seminars and briefings. Our events are squarely focused on the climate issues facing Florida today, including changing hurricanes, threats to our diverse ecosystems, and rising sea levels.

CAC events bring together experts from science, engineering, business and government in an interactive setting to help you understand what’s happening with Florida’s climate, what the future may hold, and what we can do about it.

The CAC’s 2023 Annual Climate Conference, held February 9th, 2023 at the University of South Florida’s Sarasota-Manatee campus, was a huge success! Our next event will celebrate Southwest Florida’s Climate Champions and their contributions to the cause of protecting our environment and the Florida way of life.

Help us honor our Climate Champions, nominated by you, at a lively awards ceremony hosted by CAC CEO Bob Bunting and CAC Director Elizabeth Moore on April 18th, 2023. Please join us to celebrate these individuals at our inaugural celebration, and help the CAC grow to further its mission.

Follow the links below to our Upcoming Events page to learn more about the nominees and how you can attend the awards ceremony. Save the date!

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