The Government of Canada launched the 2 Billion Trees (2BT) program as part of its commitment to plant two billion trees over 10 years. The program funds projects proposed by public and private sector organizations and Indigenous communities.
The 2BT program is part of the Government of Canada’s broader approach to nature-based climate solutions. It will contribute to Canada’s efforts to mitigate climate change while achieving key biodiversity and conservation goals, as well as contributing to human well-being.
The 2BT program offers funding to assist with tree-planting projects but does not directly supply trees, seedlings, saplings or land. It works with organizations to help fund tree-planting projects for which the successful partner is responsible for all aspects of tree planting. The program will establish multi-year agreements with tree-planting partners that will create predictable, stable, long-term demand for nurseries and others along the supply chain for seedlings, ensuring that the right tree is grown and planted in the right place.
The Government of Canada launched the Canada Greener Homes initiative in May 2021 to help Canadians make energy-efficient upgrades to their homes, fight climate change and create good jobs — all while helping homeowners save on their monthly energy bills.
The Atlantic Provinces chapter is part of the Canada in a Changing Climate: Regional Perspectives Report, which provides science-based information on the impacts of climate change on the communities, environment and economy of the Atlantic Provinces. The chapter also highlights concrete, on-the-ground examples of actions underway to adapt to these impacts and improve resilience.
The Government of Canada launched the $750-million Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) as a COVID-19 response measure to support oil and gas workers by supporting investments that reduce or eliminate methane and other GHG emissions from oil and gas operations.
The Canada in a Changing Climate: National Issues Report gives a national perspective on how climate change is impacting our communities, environment and economy, and illustrates how Canadians are already adapting to climate impacts. The report also assesses Canada’s adaptation efforts, including policies which have helped Canadians from climate risk, and the need for increased action across all levels of government.
The Canada Greener Homes Grant will help homeowners make their homes more energy-efficient, create new jobs across Canada for energy advisors, grow our domestic green supply chains and fight climate change.
Yvonne Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Northern Affairs and Member of Parliament for Labrador, today announced funding for the following three CERRC projects on the Northern coast of Labrador.
The Clean Energy in Rural and Remote Communities (CERRC) program supports projects across Canada to reduce the reliance of rural and remote communities on fossil fuel for heat and power. This program also supports community-level capacity building to increase clean energy opportunities, including renewables and energy efficiency, and contribute to reducing diesel reliance in rural and/or remote communities.