Climate change needs to be tackled head on in order to build a better future for Canadians. This is why the government is investing in critical adaptation research, while creating good jobs and growing the economy.
Matt DeCourcey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today announced an investment of $300,000 to University of New Brunswick (UNB) for a climate change adaptation project.
Funded through Natural Resources Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Program, UNB’s project will focus on the socio-economic costs and benefits of adapting to climate-induced changes, such as drought and wind, in Atlantic Canada’s forests. Findings from this analysis will help those in the forest sector and communities, including Indigenous peoples, plan and adapt to the impacts of a changing climate.
UNB will assess how adaptation, such as assisted species migration and other management practices, could help ensure our forests continue to support the economy and local communities.
Announcement is part of the government’s plan to cut pollution, grow the economy and build healthier communities for all Canadians.Source : Government Of Canada