New funding is now available for municipalities to undertake plans and studies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), and adapt to climate change and extreme weather conditions.
Municipalities have influence over roughly half of Canada's GHG emissions and they are already modelling some of the most innovative green initiatives in the country. With new funding available, municipal leadership on climate change and resilience will be enhanced for the benefit of Canadians and their communities.
This new funding is offered by the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program, a $75-million initiative funded by the Government of Canada and delivered by Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). The type of projects that will be funded include studies to assess flooding patterns; plans to reduce GHG emissions; action plans to promote sustainable transportation; studies to assess the feasibility of wastewater treatment plants; and studies to better manage natural assets.
The application process will be accessible all year round to cities and communities across the country. Details about the program and funding opportunities are available online: FCM's Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP).