Clarington receives a grant to take action on climate change

The Municipality of Clarington has received $125,000 from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) climate change staff grant program to help formulate a plan that responds to climate change and reduces its effect on the community. The funding will be used to hire a temporary Climate Change Response Coordinator to lead key initiatives and formulate Clarington’s plan to take action on climate change. Clarington is among 59 communities across Canada benefitting from this initiative.

Clarington will use the funding to hire a dedicated staff member to strengthen municipal policies and practices that support the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and look at ways to adapt and lower the risks to deal with the impacts. The goals are to create an integrated approach to climate change, coordinate resources and technical support, establish a vision, goals and corporate priorities for local climate action, and identify local climate opportunities, risks and vulnerabilities.

Climate change staff grants are offered through the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program and funded by the Government of Canada.

“We would like to thank our FCM partners for supporting this staff initiative. Clarington recognizes the importance of planning for the future to minimize our environmental footprint, creating a more conscious and sustainable community,” said Clarington Mayor Adrian Foster.

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