In 2018 Edmonton hosted the inaugural IPCC Cities and Climate Change Science Conference. Over 800 municipal representatives, scientists and academics from around the world gathered to share the latest scientific research on climate change.
As a key legacy project from the conference, the City of Edmonton, with support from Alberta Ecotrust, has launched the CitiesIPCC Legacy Research Grant. The goal is to provide grants that help advance knowledge about how Edmonton can become a more energy sustainable and climate resilient city.
Research projects should align the Global Research and Action Agenda on Cities and Climate Change Science. This includes the topics of urban planning and design, built and blue / green infrastructure, sustainable consumption and production, finance, uncertainty and informality. All research must address the priority issue of energy transition and/or climate change adaptation and resilience within the boundaries of the City of Edmonton.
Academics, academic institutions, graduate students, nonprofits, charities and private sector entities (partnered with an academic institution or non-profit organization) are eligible to receive up to $50,000 each for climate-focused research projects.
Learn more about the grant and apply by June 15, 2019.