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Government of Canada and Manitoba Collaborate to Plant 1 Million Trees Annually

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Terry Duguid, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources; the Honourable Greg Nesbitt, Manitoba’s Minister of Natural Resources and Northern Development; and the Honourable Kevin Klein, Manitoba’s Minister of Environment and Climate, announced Manitoba’s multi-year tree-planting agreement, which benefits from a federal contribution of $8.85 million under the 2 Billion Trees (2BT) program. Additionally, the Government of Manitoba is contributing $8.85 million to this initiative.


Natural Resources Canada Announces up to $15 Million to Help Communities and Businesses Adapt to a Changing Climate

| Natural Resources Canada | news releases

The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, launched a call for proposals for project funding through the Climate Change Adaptation Program, a five-year initiative aimed at helping Canada’s regions and sectors adapt to a changing climate. The program, which is in support of Canada’s National Adaptation Strategy, will fund the development of tools and resources on topics such as adaptation skills, economics, natural resource sectors and emerging adaptation issues.


Now Open: Call for Applications Supporting Clean Fuels and Zero-Emission Vehicles Awareness Projects

| Natural Resources Canada | news releases

With on-road transportation accounting for about 20 percent of Canada’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, Canada must undertake a transition to zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) and, where necessary in the near term, lower-carbon options for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. In addition, clean fuels, such as clean hydrogen, advanced biofuels, liquid synthetic fuels and renewable natural gas will play a critical role in hard to decarbonize sectors such as industry and medium- and heavy-duty freight.


Canada Invests $10 Million in State-of-the-art Biorefinery Conversion in Saskatchewan

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The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $10 million contribution to BioLesna Carbon Technologies LP, a joint venture between BC Biocarbon and Dunkley Lumber Ltd., for a new biorefinery in Carrot River, Saskatchewan. The contribution comes through the Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program, which aims to support Canada’s forest sector resilience through targeted investments in advanced technologies and products.


Government of Canada Supports Clean Energy Projects in Saskatchewan With Over $7-Million Investment

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When speaking at the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced investments totalling over $7 million for four projects. The funding is provided through the Smart Renewables and Electrification Pathways (SREPs) program and will enhance the understanding of energy use, support renewable energy development and deployment in partnership with Indigenous communities and work toward economic reconciliation through job creation.


Government of Canada Invests $1.5 Million in Innovative Forest Sector Technology in Pembroke, Ontario

| Natural Resources Canada | news releases

Member of Parliament Anita Vandenbeld, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, today announced a $1.5-million contribution to Roseburg Forest Products Canada for the installation of robotic equipment to enhance their medium-density fibreboard (MDF) plant. The contribution comes through the Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program, which facilitates the adoption of innovative technologies and products and aims to create a more competitive forest sector with a focus on low-carbon projects that result in new or diversified revenue streams. Roseburg Forest Products Canada also received a contribution of $1.5 million through Ontario’s Forest Sector Investment and Innovation Program.


Earthquake Early Warning System in Canada to Be Enhanced Through Collaboration With Tel Aviv University

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The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, announced funding for Tel Aviv University (TAU) to develop software aimed at improving Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) systems that include arrays of sensor stations. This announcement is part of a suite of initiatives being brought forward by the Government of Canada to strengthen the safety, security and resilience of Canada’s emergency readiness infrastructure. Tel Aviv University was chosen for this project as it is the recognized world leader in the field of small-aperture seismic arrays that can improve EEW performance for cross-border and offshore events and is a responsible choice for the safety of Canadians, given Tel Aviv’s global leadership in this field.


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