How Miami builds resilience against climate change

Amid the growing threat to the world's coastal cities, Miami's residents voted to tax themselves to fund projects against flooding and storm surges.

Climate change is not a distant threat for Miami; it's a daily presence in people's lives. The city has been fighting to stay above water for decades.

It knows that its future as a vibrant international hub for business, tourism, arts and culture depends on making the city more resilient to the impact of global warming. That is why the city of Miami is moving aggressively to adapt. In 2017, its citizens voted to tax themselves to build resilience against flooding and storm surges by approving a US$400 million (S$540 million) bond issue that is financing projects across the city.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 26, 2019, with the headline 'How Miami builds resilience against climate change'. Print Edition | Subscribe