Mackenzie River. Photo: NASA Earth Observatory
Environment

Carbon Landscapes

Many Canadians recognize the need to broaden efforts to reduce both GHG emissions and biodiversity loss, and to prioritize actions where these two goals align.

Author, “Finding Common Ground: Six Steps for Tackling Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss in Canada”

Carbon Landscapes Highlights

Environment Program commits 100% to natural climate solutions
Indigenous-led conservation and carbon storage gathering in Guelph
Conservation through Reconciliation Partnership launched
2019 Carbon Landscapes grants awarded
The Nature and Climate Change Gathering
2019 Carbon Landscapes application guidelines released
Hudson Bay and James Bay Lowlands & Mackenzie River Basin announced as focus areas for Carbon Landscapes
Inaugural Carbon Landscapes Grants Awarded
Environment Program welcomes New Advisors
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Recent Grants

Initiative
Carbon Landscapes
Amount
$375,000
Term
36 months
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in collaboration with Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, to build the case for a widespread transition to a lower-carbon agriculture in Canada, with a particular focus on upcoming reviews...
2019—2021
Initiative
Carbon Landscapes
Amount
$75,000
Term
24 months
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to help ensure that new forest carbon accounting rules and related policies in Canada do not incentivize negative impacts on biodiversity or climate action
2019—2020
Initiative
Carbon Landscapes
Amount
$50,000
Term
24 months
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to organize a conservation finance conference in 2020 with a goal to showcase practical approaches to mainstreaming conservation finance in Canada
2019—2020
Initiative
Carbon Landscapes
Amount
$149,570
Term
24 months
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in collaboration with Compost Council of Canada, to produce a comprehensive report on the status of soil carbon sequestration efforts in Canada’s managed soils and a practical toolkit to...
2019—2020
Initiative
Carbon Landscapes
Amount
$225,000
Term
36 months
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in partnership with Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation, K’atl’odeeche First Nation, Dehcho First Nations, Sambaa K’e First Nation, Ka’agee Tu First Nation, Jean Marie River First...
2018—2020
Initiative
Carbon Landscapes
Amount
$200,000
Term
24 months
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in partnership with The Nature Conservancy Global Lands & Carbon Science Teams, to convene some of North America’s leading scientists, along with policy makers in government who...
2018—2019
Initiative
Carbon Landscapes
Amount
$47,500
Term
12 months
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in partnership with Smart Prosperity Institute and in collaboration with Nature United, to research successful and emerging conservation finance tools and assess their applicability in...
2019
Initiative
Carbon Landscapes
Amount
$10,000
Term
12 months
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to support time-sensitive mapping and travel expenses
2019
Initiative
Carbon Landscapes
Amount
$40,000
Term
12 months
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in partnership with Poplar River First Nation, to assess the potential of a carbon management and benefits sharing agreement between the Government of Manitoba and Poplar River First...
2018
Initiative
Carbon Landscapes
Amount
$25,000
Term
12 months
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to support planning, organizing, and delivering The Nature of Climate Change, national gathering of Canada’s major conservation organizations with a specific focus on widening and...
2018
Initiative
Carbon Landscapes
Amount
$63,250
Term
12 months
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in partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and led by Dr. Risa Smith, Co-Chair of IUCN’s Protected Areas Climate Change Specialist Group, this...
2018
Initiative
Carbon Landscapes
Amount
$66,000
Term
12 months
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led by Dr. Faisla Moola of the Department of Geography, Environment, and Geomatics to investigate how Indigenous-led, nature-based carbon sequestration efforts align with more universal...
2018
Initiative
Carbon Landscapes
Amount
$36,275
Term
12 months
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to synthesize the state of knowledge related to carbon values and valuation processes in unmanaged forests, with a focus on Ontario and Quebec, which contain significant peatlands and where...
2018
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