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Climate resilience initiatives receive $46.7M from feds

Climate resilience initiatives receive $46.7M from feds

OTTAWA – Two climate resilience initiatives, the Climate Resilient Built Environment initiative and the Standards to Support Resilience in Infrastructure Program, will receive $46.7 million in funding from the Government of Canada.

Funded by Infrastructure Canada and led by the National Research Council of Canada, the Climate Resilient Built Environment initiative will provide the knowledge to adapt public infrastructure where necessary; inform changes to building and infrastructure codes; and create guides, standards, tools and technical solutions for climate resilience, indicates a release.

The Standards to Support Resilience in Infrastructure Program, led by the Standards Council of Canada, will receive new funding of $11.7 million over five years to deliver standards and related guidance that address priority areas such as heat, flooding and permafrost degradation in the North.

The program is working with communities and beneficiaries to ensure these standardization projects promote a consistent approach to climate change adaptation, enhance resilience and support informed decision-making for infrastructure and buildings across Canada, adds the release.

“The National Research Council of Canada is pleased to once again work with collaborators across the sector on the research and development that will be needed to adapt Canada’s critical infrastructure to a changing climate,” said Iain Stewart, president, National Research Council of Canada, in a statement. “We look forward to continuing our work with construction experts across Canada to provide the knowledge and tools needed to improve and advance the resiliency of Canada’s infrastructure and communities.”

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