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Canadian government announces up to $58M in funding for climate action projects


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Led by 12 universities and one non-governmental organization, these projects will try and strengthen Canada's science knowledge and be used to identify, accelerate, and evaluate actions leading to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.

November 23, 2022  By  Canadian Manufacturing


OTTAWA — On Nov. 23, Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced that up to $58 million from the Climate Action and Awareness Fund will be invested in 24 projects that will advance science and technology to fight climate change.

Led by 12 universities and one non-governmental organization, these projects will try and strengthen Canada’s science knowledge and be used to identify, accelerate, and evaluate actions leading to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. These projects will also reportedly create employment for Canadians who work in science and technology fields.

The University of Waterloo will receive nearly $16 million to support six climate change science projects. Three of these projects include large-scale initiatives aimed at understanding and reducing greenhouse gas emissions at the municipal level. Improved emissions monitoring at the local level and in landfills will help the Government of Canada find new opportunities to reduce emissions.

Other funded projects led by the University of Toronto, Concordia University, the University of Calgary, McGill University, Dalhousie University, and Carleton University, will shape how nature-based solutions can be used to reduce emissions with the help of wetlands and peatlands.

“Scientific research underpins everything we do to fight climate change. This funding provides critical support, allowing government and academia to work together in exploring practical and achievable climate change solutions. By leveraging our unique expertise, we can foster collaboration across disciplines, sectors, communities, and research bodies,” said Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change.


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