“Climate adaptation is a critical element of sustainability and developing an action plan to guide staff and Council, is a step towards success. We are grateful for the funding to support this initiative funded by the Government of Canada.” – Lincoln CAO Michael Kirkopoulos
A News Release from the Town of Lincoln in Niagara, Ontario
Posted March 4th, 2019 on Niagara At Large
Lincoln, Ontario – The Town of Lincoln has been granted $125,000 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.
Lincoln is among 59 communities across Canada benefitting from this initiative.
Lincoln will use the funding to dedicate staff to activities such as the research and development of climate adaptation plan.
The plan will look at all Town-owned infrastructure (e.g., sewers, watermain, storm systems, roads, buildings and facilities) as well as shoreline protection.
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.
“Under the leadership of Council, Lincoln is aiming to build a sustainable community,” stated CAO Michael Kirkopoulos.
“Climate adaptation is a critical element of sustainability and developing an action plan to guide staff and Council, is a step towards success. We are grateful for the funding to support this initiative funded by the Government of Canada.”
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