Committee receives update on Ottawa Climate Action Fund’s
The City’s Standing Committee on Environmental Protection, Water and Waste Management received an update on the Ottawa Climate Action Fund’s first year of activity.
The Ottawa Climate Action Fund’s mission is to accelerate Ottawa’s transition to an equitable, carbon-neutral future. Launched in May 2021, it is an initiative of the Ottawa Community Foundation and an independent partner of the City. It is also one of seven centers of the Low Carbon Cities Canada (LC3) network, a federal investment in municipal climate action administered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. It partners with public, private, philanthropic and community leaders to invest in organizations that mainstream climate action.
In its first year, the Ottawa Climate Action Fund took action in its three priority areas: low-carbon buildings, sustainable transportation and 15-minute neighbourhoods. The fund approved grants and payments of more than $400,000 and leveraged an additional $1.3 million in funding to invest in projects such as pilots of electric vehicle carsharing and deep residential retrofits for entire neighbourhoods. The work of the Ottawa Climate Action Fund supports Energy Evolution, the City’s action plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2040 within the corporation, and by 2050 Ottawa-wide. Its vision is to transform Ottawa into a thriving city powered by clean, renewable energy.