County of Huron Awarded Climate Change Staff Grant

February 21, 2019

For immediate release

The Corporation of the County of Huron awarded grant to take action on climate change and resilience

February 19, 2019 – The County of Huron has been granted up to $124,000.00 in funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) Climate change staff grants initiative to help address staffing gaps and increase our capacity to adapt to the effects of climate change or reduce greenhouse (GHG) emissions.

The County of Huron is among 59 communities across Canada benefitting from this initiative.

The County of Huron will use the funding to dedicate staff to activities such as the development and implementation of a Climate Adaptation Plan, including a greenhouse gas inventory and reduction strategy, as well as the development and implementation of County operational and institutional changes that will lead to savings and reduced vulnerability to climate change impacts.

The Climate change staff grants are offered through the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) delivered by FCM and funded by the Government of Canada.

“Through participation in programs such as the Huron Clear Water Project and Huron Stewardship Council, Huron County has a strong tradition of environmental leadership”, says County of Huron CAO, Meighan Wark.  “This funding from FCM will enable the County of Huron to further its leadership role relating to environmental sustainability and climate adaptation strategies”.

Related information:

FCM news release

FCM’s Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program

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For more information contact:

Meighan Wark, Chief Administrative Officer
519.524.8394 (ext 3224)