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Federal budget 2019 to fund new way to help fight climate change in Ottawa

March 21, 2019 by maitreyi.karthik@climate-connect.com

(Source: Newswire) LC3 is a partnership between seven local centres and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. This partnership will help Canada meet 2030 and 2050 carbon reduction targets. Significant and effective climate action is acutely needed in cities, where half of Canada’s carbon emissions originate from sources such as buildings, transportation, industry and waste. LC3 funding is part of a $350 million investment in the FCM’s Green Municipal Fund.

“The urgency for action on climate change has never been greater, and Ottawa will play a critical role,” said Rebecca Aird, the Ottawa Community Foundation’s lead on the initiative. “We’re grateful for this important strategic investment by our federal government that will unleash local action to significantly lower carbon emissions, while also contributing to socio-economic vitality. This financial support will be a legacy for decades to come.” Read full article….

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