What is the Climate Action Fund?

Beginning in 2018, the Climate Action Fund awarded up to $3 million per year to support innovative ideas. The objective of the program was to raise awareness of climate change and to build capacity in order to increase climate actions that contribute to Canada’s clean growth and climate change plans (the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change and A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy). In 2018-19 and 2019-20, the Climate Action Fund leveraged $5.3 million in funding to support 44 climate action projects.

In September 2020, the Climate Action and Awareness Fund (CAAF) was created with contributions from the existing Climate Action Fund, as well as a significant investment from the Environmental Damages Fund. As part of the CAAF, the Climate Action Fund supported an additional 20 projects with $6 million in funding. All projects supported by the Climate Action Fund were completed as of March 31, 2022.

The Climate Action Fund has now closed. To learn more about funded projects, visit the News releases page. For information about other federal programs and incentives that support Canada’s climate action, visit Environment and Climate Change Canada funding programs and/or the Our Environment portal.

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