$72M committed to Green Municipal Fund
The $72 million investment supports capital projects, pilot projects, feasibility studies and plans that will directly or indirectly cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and Clark Somerville, past president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) announced funding for 48 projects in communities across Canada through the Green Municipal Fund.
The $72 million investment supports capital projects, pilot projects, feasibility studies and plans that will directly or indirectly cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and address climate change challenges.
The total cumulative anticipated GHG reduction of the capital projects announced is over 310,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent approximately equal to taking 71,000 cars off the road annually.
“With cities accounting for 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions, this $72 million investment will support projects that help lower emissions, create good-paying jobs, and foster clean and healthy towns and cities across the country,” said Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, in a news release.
Initiatives include electric vehicle charging stations for Canada’s largest net-zero energy neighbourhood in London, Ont.; a waste-to-energy transformation system in Southern Alberta; and a feasibility study for a micro-sewer energy recovery system in Richmond, BC.
More information about the initiatives that received funding:
- Capital projects: Funding details, project descriptions and benefits
- Pilot projects, feasibility studies and plans: Funding details