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Sustainability and climate change funding: Free Webinar series

  • 25 Apr 2017
  • 27 Apr 2017
  • 4 sessions
  • 25 Apr 2017, 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
  • 26 Apr 2017, 11:00 AM 12:00 PM
  • 26 Apr 2017, 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
  • 27 Apr 2017, 9:30 AM 10:30 AM
  • Webinar


Do you need funding for an innovative environmental project in your municipality? Are you looking for grants to help your community adapt to climate change or reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions? 

Sign up for our free webinars taking place from April 25 to April 27 for an overview on the new climate change funding available, and learn how funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) can help your municipality with environment- and climate-related projects.

What you will learn

The webinars will focus on the grants and loans available to Canadian municipalities, looking at municipal sustainability projects, as well as initiatives that take action on climate change impacts. 

You will learn directly from FCM advisors about the funding available and how to apply for plans, feasibility studies, pilot projects and capital projects related to climate change, energy, transportation, waste, water and brownfields. 

  • Upgrading your wastewater treatment plant
  • Replacing vehicles in your municipal fleet
  • Introducing a district energy system
  • Adapting your community to the effects of climate change
  • Implementing new transit options including a community taxi service or bike share

How to register

See the list of webinar topics and schedule below and follow the links to register. Participation is free, but space is limited. You must register for each webinar that you would like to attend and can sign up for as many as you like. 

Reducing GHGs: Transportation and energy funding

Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Time: 2–3 p.m. EDT

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In this webinar, you will learn how our grants can help your municipality plan and identify initiatives to reduce GHG emissions in all areas of community activity, such as in district energy systems and other municipal assets, including municipal buildings and fleets. We will also examine fuel-efficient transportation initiatives that can help reduce fossil fuel consumption.

Speakers:

  • Isaël Poirier, Programs Advisor, Federation of Canadian Municipalities
  • Jim Wren, Programs Advisor, Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Funding for waste management, waste diversion and brownfield initiatives

Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Time: 11 a.m.–12 p.m. EDT

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This session examines ways Canadian municipalities can reduce, reuse and recycle waste to decrease GHG emissions from landfills, reduce the volume of waste produced, target a specific waste stream, and introduce landfill gas capture.  

Our FCM advisors will also discuss funding for brownfield initiatives, from bringing contaminated sites back into productive use to reducing the need for greenfield development. There will be a short overview of the different types of funding available for brownfields, which include site assessments, remediation and redevelopment. 

Speakers:

  • Isaël Poirier, Programs Advisor, Federation of Canadian Municipalities 
  • Jim Wren, Programs Advisor, Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Water quality and conservation funding

Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Time: 2–3 p.m. EDT

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Is your municipality currently looking for ways to adapt to the impacts of changes in rainfall? Or increase the quality of stormwater runoff?

In this webinar, you will learn about FCM's funding opportunities for initiatives that can help you reduce potable water use and loss, adapt to and prepare for the risks of flood or drought, as well as investigate ways to help you protect local bodies of water in your community.  

Speakers:

  • Isaël Poirier, Programs Advisor, Federation of Canadian Municipalities
  • Jim Wren, Programs Advisor, Federation of Canadian Municipalities 

New climate change funding for Canadian municipalities

Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time: 9:30–10:30 a.m. EDT

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Extreme storms, hotter summers, colder winters, rising sea levels, flooding and drought. These are just some examples of the new reality of climate change for many Canadian communities. FCM's new Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program provides funding, training and resources to help municipalities adapt to the impacts of climate change and reduce GHGs.

Our FCM advisors will show how ournew funding can help your municipality by: 

  • Reviewing the current funding available for plans and studies
  • Discussing upcoming funding offers, including staff grants
  • Highlighting upcoming offerings, such as new knowledge products and peer networks 

Speakers:

  • Isaël Poirier, Programs Advisor, Federation of Canadian Municipalities
  • Jim Wren, Programs Advisor, Federation of Canadian Municipalities


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