Federal Funding announced for Creating Community-Based Climate Action on the West Coast with the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre, Huu-ay-aht First Nations, and Ocean Networks Canada
The Minister of Middle-Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance, the Honourable Mona Fortier, on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced an investment of up to $54.9 million in funding for 58 community-based climate action, awareness, and engagement projects through the Government of Canada’s Climate Action and Awareness Fund (CAAF). The source of funds for CAAF is the Environmental Damages Fund (EDF) in partnership with the Climate Action Fund (CAF). Included in this is the Community Based Climate Action initiative on the West Coast with the Marine Sciences Centre and the Huu-ay-aht FN.
The CAAF invests in initiatives that raise awareness of climate change and empowers Canadians to take action in support of Canada’s climate goals. These projects will increase awareness and engagement and build capacity for action on climate change at the local level. Each community-focused project will engage Canadians to take meaningful climate action and support Canada’s climate goals, including net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Project specific details are to follow.