FESBC reports on progress of $150M climate plan projects
July 21, 2022 By Forest Enhancement Society of BC
The Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) has published information on the outcomes of British Columbia’s $150-million investment under the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund (LCELF), showcasing the tremendous progress made through this fund toward the Government of Canada’s targets under the Paris Agreement.
In 2017, the B.C. government deployed $150 million of its $250 million in funding from the federal government to FESBC, as a part of the federal government’s made-in-Canada climate plan. The LCELF is an important part of the plan and leveraged investments in projects that generated clean growth and reduced carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.
“FESBC is a proven partner that delivers on-the-ground forestry projects that protect people and communities from wildfires,” said Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests. “Our investment in sustainable and innovative forestry projects strengthens our ability to prepare and adapt to the impacts of climate change that put our forests and communities at risk. I recently visited Williams Lake and saw firsthand how FESBC is working with its partners to improve forest health, reduce carbon emissions, and protect B.C. communities.”
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