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NDP MLA says people in Esquimalt will benefit from funds to reduce the risks of disaster related to climate change 

February 3, 2023 at 2:55 pm  Politics, Provincial

ESQUIMALT – New Democrat MLA Mitzi Dean says that people in Esquimalt will benefit from provincial funding to help reduce risks from future disaster related natural hazards and climate change.

“Climate adaptation and risk reduction are important to keep people safe, especially as our community continues to grow” said Mitzi Dean, MLA for Esquimalt-Metchosin. “This funding will allow Esquimalt to make proactive plans for climate resiliency.”

Esquimalt is receiving $198,720 in funding for the Green Shores Demonstration Project for Climate Resiliency.

A total of $23.9 million from the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund (CEPF) will support communities to better prepare for, mitigate and respond to climate-related emergencies such floods and extreme temperatures.

The Disaster Risk Reduction – Climate Adaptation stream under the CEPF supports the Province’s Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy. The CEPF is administered through the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) and funds projects that strengthen the resilience of First Nations and local governments in responding to and preparing for natural disasters and climate change.

Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/28187

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