New expert climate group to steer research

Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna announced the winning bid April 9 to create a new and independent climate institute, by the Pan-Canadian Expert Collaboration.

    The Collaboration represents more than 15 diverse and reputable organizations across Canada, to establish an independent, policy-oriented, not-for-profit national institute focused on clean growth and climate change.

    The Pan-Canadian Expert Collaboration, expected to begin operations this spring, will create a new institute to generate, communicate, and mobilize trusted information, policy advice, and best practices for Canadians, governments, and stakeholders. It is to seek “highly credible and inclusive research, analysis, and engagement with leaders, experts, and practitioners from across Canada.”

    As of this year, the Pan-Canadian Expert Collaboration will be eligible to receive up to $20 million over five years to implement its vision for the institute.

    The list of partners at the time of the announcement included the following:

• Adaptation to Climate Change Team, Simon Fraser University

• Alberta Innovates

• Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission

• Canadian Energy Systems Analysis Research, University of Calgary

• Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources

• Evergreen and Future Cities Canada

• Foundation for Environmental Stewardship

• lnstitut de l’énergie Trottier, Polytechnique Montréal

• Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation and the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change, University of Waterloo

• Ivey Foundation

• Labrador Institute, Memorial University

• MaRS Discovery District

• National Consortium for Indigenous Economic Development, University of Victoria

• Ouranos

• Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, University of Victoria

• Prairie Climate Centre, University of Winnipeg

• Smart Prosperity Institute

• Switch (l’Alliance pour une économie verte au Québec)

• Trottier Family Foundation

• World Resources Institute

• Yukon College

          For more information see this link.

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