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Canada solicits climate change proposals for rail infrastructure

Omar Alghabra
Photo – Transport Canada


Canadian Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra last week called for proposals that will address the impact of climate change and extreme weather on rail infrastructure.

The proposals are part of the government's Climate Change and Adaptation to Extreme Weather Infrastructure initiative, which aims to address how climate change affects those who live along rail lines, Transport Canada officials said in a press release.

Recent wildfires and floods have shown the impact climate change and extreme weather events have on the Canada's transportation networks, they said.

The initiative will provide a total of up to CA$10.5 million in funding for projects designed to increase resilience to extreme weather and advance measures to address climate change. Proposals are due Jan. 6, 2023.

Ideal projects also will support projects that repair damage caused by significant weather events.

The announcement follows the launch of Canada's National Adaptation Strategy: Building Resilient Communities and a Strong Economy, which will provide CA$1.6 billion in federal funding to help protect communities from the effects of climate change and extreme weather.