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Climate change action top priority for universities and colleges in 2020 budget

By Aidan Chamandy      

With the clock ticking on the Paris Agreement commitments, universities and colleges see infrastructure and research as key ways they can tackle climate change.

The PEARL research station on Ellesmere Island in Nunavut is the northernmost facility for various types of ground-based atmospheric research. Scientists are struggling to get funding to do research at the station. Photo courtesy of Dan Weaver

On the heels of the federal government declaring a climate emergency and polls showing climate change as top of mind for voters heading in to the election, universities, colleges, and post-secondary education-related advocacy organizations are asking the federal government for more money to help post-secondary institutions bolster climate research efforts and improve campus carbon footprints.

Aidan Chamandy

Aidan Chamandy is a reporter covering federal policy and parties for The Hill Times.
- achamandy@hilltimes.com


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