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Funding program extended to help Nova Scotians prepare and plan for climate change

By Kelli Rickard Sep 28, 2023 | 10:20 AM

Climate Change Research Centre / CC

Nova Scotia has announced a $15.4-million top-up to the Sustainable Communities Challenge Fund.

This additional funding will extend the program to 2028 and help more people and communities respond to climate change, prepare for extreme weather events, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and switch to clean, renewable and more affordable energy.

In a release, Environment and Climate Change Minister Timothy Halman says, “This past summer was extremely difficult for people across our province with unprecedented wildfires and flooding – events that we should expect to see more of because of global climate change.”

In 2021, the fund was launched with $15 million available over three years.

The first call for proposals generated 102 applications requesting $37 million in funding.

To date, more than $8 million for 19 projects has been announced.

The Province says the call for the second round of applications will be announced in the coming weeks.