Canada to invest 1.2 billion euros in climate adaptation

Canada to invest 1.2 billion euros in climate adaptation

Increasing global warming threatens, among other things, the permafrost soils in the north of the country. Canada wants to retaliate and support programs with 1.2 billion euros.

Canada’s government unveiled a plan Thursday to invest the equivalent of 1.2 billion euros to adapt to climate change. The so-called climate adaptation strategy would therefore finance programs to protect the country and its inhabitants from the effects of heat waves, rising sea levels and thawing permafrost.

“Climate change is affecting every community in Canada,” said Public Safety Secretary Bill Blair. His government expects the annual cost of natural disasters in Canada to rise to €11.1 billion by 2030. In recent years, Blair said, “the frequency and severity of climate-related events have increased, not only in Canada but around the world.

green Peace praised the adaptation strategy as a “huge step forward”. The goals also include educating Canadians about the risks of natural disasters. In addition, 15 new urban national parks are to be established, 30 percent of land and water areas are to be protected to preserve biodiversity, and avert extreme heat deaths.

According to government data, the adjustment measures can save 15 times the investment spent.

(APA/DPA)

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