Bluffs alongside Okanagan Lake, which is a unique region that combines mountains, lakes, forests, and desert landscapes. This year’s Environment Funders Canada conference is being held in Kelowna, the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Syilx/Okanagan People. Photo: James Wheeler, iStock.
Natural climate solutions to feature at 2020 Environment Funders Canada conference

Through our Environment Program, Metcalf staff lead and support sector-wide convenings with a goal to advance natural climate solutions across Canada.

We’ve been invited to organize the opening plenary of the 2020 Environment Funders Canada Conference, the annual national gathering of leaders in environmental philanthropy. One of the featured topics at this year’s spring conference in the Okanagan Valley is natural climate solutions.

The opening plenary will offer a sneak-peek of a ground-breaking study of the climate mitigation potential of natural climate solutions in Canada. This Metcalf-funded, two-year long, peer-reviewed national study co-authored by Nature United and scientists from 16 institutions is due for release in summer 2020.

With our colleagues at the Carthy Foundation, Max Bell Foundation, and The W. Garfield Weston Foundation, we also are helping to organize a conference session about the relationship between grasslands, cattle, and climate. And in partnership with the Carthy Foundation, we are curating a working session for funders that will dive deeper into how philanthropy is advancing work at the intersection of climate, biodiversity, and sustainable livelihoods.

Metcalf Foundation activities are continuing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about our response here.