Communities across Canada have experienced – and will continue to experience – significant weather-related events or disasters triggered by climate change. The impacts of climate change are evident, including observed changes in air temperature, precipitation, snow and ice cover and others.
In 2018, the Government of Canada launched the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund (DMAF), committing $2 billion over 10 years to invest in structural and natural infrastructure projects to increase the resilience of communities that are impacted by natural disasters triggered by climate change.
As announced in Budget 2021, an additional $1.375 billion in federal funding over 12 years was provided to renew the DMAF. A minimum of $138 million of this funding is allocated to Indigenous Recipients.
As outlined in the Government of Canada Adaptation Action Plan (GOCAAP), the federal plan to implement the National Adaptation Strategy’s goals, objectives and proposed targets, the Government of Canada will invest up to an additional $489.1 million over 10 years through the DMAF to help communities increase their resiliency against the effects of climate change.
More than $1 billion in funding is available in the current DMAF application intake to further improve the resilience of communities that are impacted by natural disasters triggered by climate change.
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