Investment in long-term climate resilience

Every dollar invested in adapting to climate change, and protecting Canadians against climate disasters, can save as much as $13-15 in economy-wide future costs (according to the Canadian Climate Institute, 2022).  

GMF’s Local Leadership for Climate Adaptation (LLCA) initiative provides funding and skills development support to local governments to adapt and build long-term resiliency to the impacts of climate change. By 2031, this $530M initiative will fund more than 1,400 municipal activities. 

Support for local climate adaptation

LLCA will ensure long-term climate resiliency by supporting: 

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Adaptation in Action – Increased implementation of equitable climate adaptation action taken by Canadian municipalities. 

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Climate-Ready Plans and Processes – Integration of equitable and inclusive climate resilience into municipal plans, processes and management systems, such as asset management systems planning.

  • Funding available: Fall 2024

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Financing Adaptation – Increase in new financing models utilized/leveraged by Canadian municipalities to finance climate adaptation capital projects.

  • Funding available: Spring 2025 

This initiative is made possible with generous support from the Government of Canada. GMF is a key partner supporting the delivery of the Government of Canada Adaptation Action Plan (GOCAAP).  

Training and resources for local governments

LLCA provides training and resources that span the capacity-plan-implement spectrum, supporting municipalities at all stages of maturity from building skills and knowledge, creating plans, through to implementing projects. Our capacity development support enables knowledge sharing ensuring local governments can learn from each other and sector experts. 

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Capacity development partner grants  – As part of our capacity development efforts, LLCA funds partners to design and deliver training that will help local governments advance their climate adaptation knowledge and technical skills.

Feasibility study: Adaptation in Action

Funding for climate adaptation through municipal services

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Implementation projects: Adaptation in Action

Empowering municipalities to thrive in a changing climate

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Capacity development partner grants

Developing and delivering adaptation training for local governments

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Adaptation resource library

Discover resources to help guide your adaptation efforts

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Webinar Recording: Navigating equitable climate adaptation in Canadian municipalities

Implement equitable climate adaptation strategies in your community

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