The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced a new collaboration between the Canadian Centre for Climate Services and Ouranos, in Quebec.
Through this collaboration, the Government of Canada is investing $1.25 million over five years, in Ouranos — a climate-science consortium based in Quebec. This investment will enhance Ouranos’s ability to share climate-science expertise and help Canadians plan for the impacts of climate change.
“As Canada looks to a climate-changed future, it’s essential we support scientific organizations that provide sound and accessible climate information to Canadians,” said the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change. “By collaborating with the climate experts at Ouranos, we’re ensuring Canadians in Quebec and across the country have access to the climate information they need. Together, Canada is building climate resilience and the foundations of our children and grandchildren’s low-carbon future.”
The Province of Quebec is an important partner to Ouranos. For over 15 years, Ouranos has been providing important climate information to regional and national clients, helping them identify and implement climate change adaptation strategies. Federal funding allows Ouranos to expand access to its climate services, including training. This funding will ultimately enhance the collective capacity to deliver coordinated climate services across Canada, ensuring Canadians are prepared for our climate-changed future.
“Ouranos is happy to collaborate with the Canadian Centre for Climate Services, especially as a regional climate-services expertise centre,” said Alain Bourque, director general of Ouranos. “This initiative will help improve sharing of climate information and facilitate access for decision-makers, practitioners, and professionals who want to reduce the risks associated with the impacts of climate change. Adaptation will be unavoidable as we learn to live in a new climate.”