Media Release - Town Receives Grant to Take Action on Climate Change

For Immediate Release

Town of Lincoln awarded grant to take action on climate change and resilience

Lincoln, ON – (Feb. 19, 2019) – 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.”

 

Related information

FCM news release

FCM’s Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program

 

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Contact

Carrie Beatty
Chief Strategic Communications & Public Affairs Officer
Office of the CAO
Town of Lincoln
Cell: 905-401-5707
Office: 905-563-2799 ext. 230
cbeatty@lincoln.ca

 

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