Working at the intersection of climate, biodiversity, and sustainable livelihoods

Environment Initiatives

While nature is often seen as a victim of climate change, we now know that improved land stewardship offers a major solution to climate change through conservation and restoration actions. Metcalf has provided visionary support for our work on natural climate solutions, enabling us to explore the potential of Canada’s vast natural systems for reducing hundreds of megatonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year.

Hadley Archer

Executive Director, Nature United

Environment Highlights

Nature-Based Climate Solutions Summit
In early February, over 400 leaders from across the country gathered in Ottawa for the Nature-Based Climate Solutions Summit. This two-day summit was organized by a collection of Canada’s leading nature and conservation organizations, and Metcalf along with the Government of Canada were the presenting sponsors. Representatives from Indigenous, federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal governments were in attendance, as were leaders from the not-for-profit, private, and public sectors.
New series with The Narwhal on natural climate solutions
Indigenous-led conservation and carbon storage gathering in Guelph
Conservation through Reconciliation Partnership launched
Environment Program commits 100% to natural climate solutions
The Nature and Climate Change Gathering
The Narwhal: Carbon Cache
Launch: Environmentalists, what are we fighting for?
2019 Carbon Landscapes grants awarded
Critical forward movement for cycling in Toronto
Metcalf Photo Essay: Pembina’s cargo bike workshop
2019 Carbon Landscapes application guidelines released
CBC Radio Ideas broadcasts talk by Metcalf Innovation Fellow Graham Saul
Metcalf Innovation Fellow Graham Saul interviewed by Steve Paikin on TVO’s The Agenda
Metcalf Photo Essay: Graham Saul paper launch
Environmental Defence releases report aiming to reduce Ontario’s carbon pollution
Poll finds 80 per cent of Torontonians support building protected bike lanes
Metcalf Interview: Graham Saul
Hudson Bay and James Bay Lowlands & Mackenzie River Basin announced as focus areas for Carbon Landscapes
Inaugural Carbon Landscapes Grants Awarded
First Cohort of Climate Blueprints Grantees Approved
Toronto Centre for Active Transportation Releases #BuildTheVisionTO Report
Green Budget Coalition Celebrates Budget 2018
Cycle City Grantees Announced
Environment program welcomes new advisors
Over 100 MPS and Senators ask Finance Minister for $1.4 billion investment in Canadian Nature
New Report on zero emission vehicles puts Canada on the road to meet key climate commitments by 2030
Mowat Report Offers Innovative Solution to Meeting our climate commitments
New Environment Funding Streams & Other Program Updates
City council votes to make Bloor Street bike lanes permanent
Pembina report calls attention to escalating freight emissions
Green Budget Coalition seeks increased investments in nature
Mayor backs cargo bikes as Pembina releases cyclelogistics report
Why Bloor? Why Now?
Support for bike lanes continues to grow
Clean energy is here to stay
New report examines possible routes to 2030 emissions-reduction targets
The evolution of Toronto’s streets leads to accessibility
Announcing the newest Cycle City Grantees
Enabling Solutions Guidelines Released
Making Electric Vehicles Happen in Canada
Cycle City Application Guidelines Released
Canada’s Electric Vehicle Policy Report Card
Are We There Yet? Report Talks Transit Investment in the GTHA
Green Prosperity Papers
Public Keynote: Metcalf hosts Janette Sadik-Khan
Reinventing the Future: Green Economy at Community Scale
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