Nature Smart Climate Solutions Fund – Application

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
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Memorial Deadline: Tuesday 18th, January 2022

External Deadline: Tuesday 25th, January 2022


To address climate change and biodiversity loss, the Government of Canada is establishing the Natural Climate Solutions Fund which will invest $4 billion over the next ten years:

The ECCC administered Nature Smart Climate Solutions Fund (NSCSF) is a $631 million, ten-year fund meant to reduce 2-4 megatons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions annually. The fund will achieve this by supporting projects that conserve, restore and enhance wetlands, peatlands, and grasslands to store and capture carbon. Projects will focus on conserving, restoring and enhancing the management of important habitat for migratory birds, species at risk and other species of cultural and/or socio-economic importance to local communities.

The fall 2021 application process will have three project streams:

  1. the Place-based actions stream
  2. the Sector-based policy stream; and
  3. the Reverse auction pilot stream

Any organization meeting the eligibility criteria with relevant projects are encouraged to apply.

Note: Projects that are required by law, regulation or policy (e.g., mitigation requirement of a development/project approval) are not eligible for funding under the NSCSF Initiative.

Full details can be found here.

Funding Sources

Environment and Climate Change Canada

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: December 22, 2021