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Northumberland County receives funding to address climate change

Northumberland County is benefiting from a grant specifically to address climate change.

The municipality is one of 59 communities receiving funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities as part of a climate change staff grant to help address staffing gaps and increase their capacity to adapt to the effects of climate change or reduce greenhouse emissions.

Northumberland County is receiving $122,400 from this grant program.
The County will use the funding to dedicate staff to the following activities:

· Developing a County vision for climate change mitigation and a GHG emissions reductions plan

· Reviewing, assessing and updating current County energy and GHG emissions inventories

· Preparing a policy on GHG emissions reductions, and

· Prioritizing operational and institutional recommendations for the County.

The new staff member will also support our three funding application partners—the Town of Cobourg, the Township of Hamilton and the Municipality of Port Hope—with advancing their climate change plans and implementing related strategies. Key learnings from the project will be shared with all member municipalities.

“Launching this project is a significant step on the path to becoming a municipal leader of innovation and excellence,” states County Transportation, Waste and Facilities Director Mo Pannu. “This project will allow us to gather insight end explore cutting-edge strategies and tools that can help us reduce GHG emissions county-wide, increasing quality of life in our community.”

The climate change staff grants are offered through the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) delivered by FCM and funded by the Government of Canada.


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