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Government of Canada explores ways to reduce transportation pollution

Posted: 31 May 2019 | | No comments yet

The Canadian Government will invest $2.4 million to develop innovative clean technologies to reduce the environmental impact of transportation.

Government of Canada explores new ways to reduce transportation pollution

Clean growth is essential for Canada’s transportation system – to meet the emission reduction targets set for the country, grow the economy, and build resilience to a changing climate. 

The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, has announced the recipients of the first round of funding under the Clean Transportation System Research and Development Program. The funding will support 10 projects that advance clean technology innovations or practices in the marine, rail and aviation sectors.

The four-year programme proposed by the Government of Canada will see an investment of up to $2.4 million to develop innovative clean technologies to improve the environmental performance of Canada’s transportation system specifically in the marine, rail and aviation sectors.

The Clean Transportation System Research and Development Program recipients for the first round of funding will receive a total of up to $847, 315. These include: 

  • Global Spatial Technology Solutions Inc.
  • Redrock Power Systems Inc.
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Carleton
  • University of New Brunswick
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • University of Toronto
  • Université du Québec à Rimouski
  • Waterfall Advisors Group Ltd.

Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, said: “Through smart investments in clean transportation solutions, we are building a sustainable transport infrastructure that benefits all Canadians. Technology has an important role to play in reducing the emissions from transportation, and helping Canada meet its GHG reduction commitments under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and in the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. The Clean Transportation System Research and Development Program advances new technologies to reduce carbon pollution, and protect the environment and well-being of our communities.”

David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, commented: “Clean growth is essential for Canada’s transportation system – to meet our emission reduction targets, grow our economy, and build resilience to a changing climate. The Government of Canada is committed to protecting air quality and ensuring Canadians have healthy communities in which to live, work and raise their families.”

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