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Sustainability and climate change funding: Webinar series

April 25-27, 2017

Session summary

Bicycle on the sidewalk as bus passes; construction workers reading project plans; solar panels

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?

Watch the webinar recordings to learn about the new climate change funding available, and 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 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. Projects include:

  • 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

English webinars 


Reducing GHGs: Transportation and energy funding

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


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

Presentation

Funding for waste management, waste diversion and brownfield initiatives

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

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

Presentation

Water quality and conservation funding

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

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 

Presentation

New climate change funding for Canadian municipalities

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

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 our new 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

Presentation


French webinar


Overview of sustainability and climate change funding

Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Time: 11 a.m.–12 p.m. EDT

In this session, you will learn about FCM's new Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program and FCM's Green Municipal Fund. We will briefly cover both programs, the types of initiatives and funding available through each, as well as what types of projects can help your municipality increase the quality of life of and services offered to your residents. 

This overview will highlight:

  • Grants and loans now available
  • Upcoming funding offers
  • Funding available for initiatives in different municipal sectors, including water, waste and energy, among others

Speakers:

  • Isaël Poirier, Programs Advisor, Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Presentation – Delivered in French

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