Tuesday 1 February 2022

Canada launches $200m fund for pollution-cutting initiatives

Canada launches $200m fund for pollution-cutting initiatives

The Government of Canada has announced new investment worth CAD$200 million (£117m) to reduce pollution and support the growth of a sustainable, clean economy.

The investment will be provided through the Low Carbon Economy Fund's Champions stream, which supports local pollution-cutting initiatives in communities across Canada.

Municipalities, businesses, non-profit organisations and Indigenous communities can apply for funding to develop and implement “transformational projects” that significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, create jobs and contribute to Canada's 2030 emissions reduction target.

Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change said: “Since launching this programme, we have seen an incredible response from communities that want to cut their pollution and be more energy efficient.

“The Low Carbon Economy Fund is helping communities across Canada to step up with projects that are significantly reducing greenhouse gases at a local level. Every one of these projects gets us closer to reaching our national emission reduction goals while contributing to a healthy, sustainable Canadian economy.”

Expressions of interest will be accepted until 25th March 2022.

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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