The Canadian government’s Environmental Damages Fund, managed by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), is investing more than $4 million in three McGill-led projects through the Climate Awareness and Action Fund (CAAF). At the national level, the funding was part of a $58 million investment in research that will advance the science and technology of climate change, the Honorable Steven Guilbeault, Secretary of State for Environment and Climate Change, announced today.
McGill-funded projects will address critical data and knowledge gaps on greenhouse gas emissions. The projects, led by Grant Clark (Department of Bioresource Engineering and the McGill School of Environment), Yi Huang (Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences) and Luis Miranda-Moreno (Department of Civil Engineering), will work with academic and industry partners funded for five years. The researchers’ goals are to quantify greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and better understand their impact on the environment, economy, transport and urban life.
“At McGill, we are building a network of experts dedicated to exploratory research on greenhouse gases,” said Martha Crago, vice-principal, research and innovation. “The three McGill-led collaborative projects, funded today by the Canadian government, promise to propose innovative, Canadian-made solutions to the global challenges of climate change.”
Environmental Damages Fund: Project Map – Canada.ca
The Canadian government invests in science and technology projects that support the goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050
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