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Climate Smart Stories May 2020

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Climate Smart Update: Bright Spots and Building Back Better

Over the past few weeks, we have gathered feedback from businesses and offered support where we can. At times we’ve found the news heartbreaking, but we’ve also been uplifted by the stories of businesses leading their communities towards better days ahead.
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Climate Smart’s practical, solutions-based program is now available through a well-designed online offering

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All across Canada businesses continue to lead on climate action and are finding innovative ways to build towards the future we all aspire to.

With a newly designed online training option, Climate Smart is able to help businesses continue their important work on climate and support the transition to a cleaner and more resilient low carbon future.
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Unleashing SME Potential: Announcing a groundbreaking project to tackle climate change

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Climate Smart with the Government of Canada’s Low Carbon Economy Fund, is thrilled to announce a groundbreaking portfolio of projects to unleash the latent potential of SMEs to accelerate Canada’s transition to a low carbon future. Four businesses, from the west to the east coast, will profitably transform their operations and drastically slash their emissions and energy use.
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Turning data into opportunity: The New Brunswick Business Energy and Emissions Profile

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Climate Smart is pleased to announce its second provincial Business Energy and Emissions Profile (BEEP), for New Brunswick. Providing the first-ever insight into emissions from small and medium-sized enterprises in the province, this analysis not only highlights the main sectors, activities and regions in New Brunswick which are sources of SME emissions but also points the way for SMEs to profitably achieve reductions. 

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New Federal Government Funding for GHG Reduction Projects

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As part of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, the Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF) is a new Environment and Climate Change Canada program, delivering up to $218M in its first year (2019-2020), funded from the proceeds of the federal carbon pollution pricing system. Programming would be available in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick, where provinces have not committed to their own carbon pollution pricing systems

Government of Canada, Climate Action Incentive Fund website

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Providing unique data on emissions in British Columbia: Province of BC BEEP

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Climate Smart is excited to announce its first Provincial level Business Energy and Emissions Profile (BEEP) for British Columbia. Through a long-standing partnership and financial support from Vancity Credit Union, Climate Smart is pleased to offer insight into emissions created from small and medium sized enterprises in the province of British Columbia, and share the opportunity for businesses to profitably achieve reductions.
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Climate Smart weighs in on the carbon tax

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With the new carbon pricing now active in most Canadian provinces, businesses are looking at ways they can adapt to reduce their carbon output and associated costs. With the majority of Canadian businesses being SMEs (99.7%), many are wondering how the new carbon pricing will affect their businesses profitability and what they can do to adapt to these changes.
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