Topic: Climate Change

Infrastructure Canada distributes $4.5 million for green innovation in 109 municipalities

François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Vicki-May Hamm, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), have announced $4.5 million to implement green solutions in 109 communities across Canada. Projects include things like piloting a biomass boiler in Moncton, New Brunswick, and developing climate change adaptation plans in Beloeil, Quebec. The investment will…

Dr L. John Leggat

Dr L. John Leggat will chair the newly appointed Expert Panel on Prioritizing Climate Change Risks for the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA). Leggat, a former assistant deputy minister, science and technology, of the Department of National Defence (DND) will share his leadership experience with a multisectoral and multidisciplinary panel composed of experts in the…

Editorial 32-6

In the last few weeks, Canada has been in the global spotlight with its focus on science, technology and innovation (STI). Canada hosted the G7 leaders summit this year where two of the five themes were related to STI.

G7 leaders commit to STI concerns

G7 Leaders have committed to act on key issues brought to their attention by the science, technology and innovation (STI) community, particularly around artificial intelligence (AI) and climate change. However, the US stayed away from any further climate change commitments, while Canada’s STI stakeholders are asking for action beyond signatures on a piece of paper.

PM Trudeau woos tech giants in US trip

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has concluded a trip to the US where he visited San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago to meet with government officials and business leaders to promote Canada as an investment destination. He also discussed the importance of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), climate change, cross border tourism, and the…

Feds announce $155 million to help natural resources sector address climate change

The federal government has announced a $155-million program to help the natural resources sectors address climate change by developing and deploying clean technologies that will lower their notoriously high greenhouse gas emissions. The funding under the new Clean Growth Program (CGP) is aimed at the energy, mining and forestry sectors for pre-commercial projects between technology readiness levels 3 to 9.