Through the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals Act, the Government of Nova Scotia pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 53% below 2005 levels by the year 2030. Even more, the province is dedicated to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. To bolster these efforts, the Government of Nova Scotia announced the Climate Change Mitigation Sub Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Climate Change Mitigation Sub Stream offers grants for green infrastructure projects.

Green infrastructure projects that aim to increase capacity to manage more renewable energy, access to clean energy transportation, energy efficiency of buildings, and generation of clean energy are eligible to receive funding. Local governments, businesses, First Nations, and non-profit groups in Nova Scotia could receive $1 million or more to support single- or multi-year public infrastructure projects.

The window for application closes on September 9th, 2020. Nova Scotia is dedicated to achieving its mitigation goals with the support of local communities. When announcing the new grant opportunity, Derek Mombourquette, Energy and Mines Minister, noted that “Communities want to do their part to contribute to Nova Scotia’s cleaner energy future and with the help of this federal funding, they will be able to put their ideas into action.”

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