Three projects will fill knowledge gaps about the environmental and economic impacts of greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen Canada's capacity to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
The Government of Canada’s Environmental Damages Fund, administered by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), is investing more than $4 million in three McGill-led projects through the Climate Awareness and Action Fund (CAAF). Nationally, the funding was part of a $58 million investment in research that will advance climate change science and technology, an announcement made by the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change today.
McGill’s funded projects will address critical data and knowledge gaps about greenhouse gas emissions. The projects led by Grant Clark (Department of Bioresource Engineering and the McGill School of Environment), Yi Huang (Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences), and Luis Miranda-Moreno, (Department of Civil Engineering), who will work together with academic and industry collaborators, are funded for five years. The researchers’ goals are to quantify greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and to improve understanding of their impact on the environment, the economy, transportation, and urban living.
“At McGill, we are building a nexus of experts devoted to exploratory research on GHGs,” said Martha Crago, Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation. “The three McGill-led collaborative projects funded by the Government of Canada today promise to propose innovative, made-in-Canada solutions to the global challenges of climate change.”
This article was first published on 23 November by McGill University