News Release: Ontario Partnering With First Nations to Address Climate Change

Green Investment Fund Supporting Shift to a Low-Carbon Economy

March 17, 2016 11:30 A.M. | Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs

Ontario continues to put its new Climate Change Strategy into action by investing $13 million in two initiatives to help Indigenous communities address climate change and support economic growth.

The province is providing $5 million from the Green Investment Fund to the Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources, in partnership with the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation. This investment will help provide Indigenous communities with training, tools and infrastructure to address climate change by:

  • Developing climate change adaptation plans.
  • Building technical capacity so Indigenous communities are able to take advantage of economic opportunities from Ontario’s proposed cap and trade program.
  • Creating a Northern Ontario climate change impact study using data from the adaptation plans.

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