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Quebec announces $46 million in funding for citizen led climate initiatives

The Quebec government is announcing more than $46 million in funding for citizen-led initiatives to fight climate change.

Environment Minister Benoit Charette made the announcement on Sunday after meeting with the Quebec delegation at the COP27 climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

He said the $46.4 million in funding is part of a five-year strategy to mobilize the province to take action to combat climate change.

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Charette said a number of groups the government consults have repeatedly asked for such funding to be put in place.

He said today that any group can submit a project for funding, but the government is particularly interested in working with Indigenous communities.

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The province has already funded several climate change initiatives in recent years, including projects to promote electric cars, help farms adapt to climate change and encourage bicycle-friendly infrastructure.

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