Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation

Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation

September 24, 2015 11:42 ET

CCEMC Projects Help Alberta Municipalities Adapt to Climate Change and Improve Landfill Practices to Reduce GHG Emissions

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 24, 2015) - Alberta's Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) has committed millions of dollars in funding to projects that are helping Alberta municipalities adapt to climate change and improve landfill practices. CCEMC contributed more than $5.4 million for the projects that are valued at $8.9 million.

"Supporting local governments with more tools to address the impacts of climate change is a priority for our government," said Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks. "These investments will bring cutting-edge technology to municipal services for Alberta families and businesses, which helps us begin to address environmental health concerns and move forward on a plan to diversify our economy with more green jobs."

"CCEMC is pleased to support Alberta municipalities and organizations that are taking a leading role as environmental stewards when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions," said CCEMC Managing Director Kirk Andries.

CCEMC projects that support municipalities include:

  • Adaptive Waste Digestion and Organic Nutrient Recovery Facility near High River, by Desviar Inc. (CCEMC contribution $1.65 million)
  • Biocovers for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation from Landfills in Leduc, by TetraTech (CCEMC contribution $1.7 million)
  • Waste Characterization Study for the City of Lethbridge (CCEMC contribution $69,000)
  • Adapt-action, an online tool to help municipalities understand the implications of climate change (CCEMC contribution $382,000)
  • South Saskatchewan River Basin Adaptation to Climate Variability project (CCEMC contribution $1.6 million)

"Adaptation is an important part of CCEMC's mandate and these completed projects will help communities address impacts of climate change, like drought and flooding, while informing policy development," said Kirk Andries.

CCEMC has previously announced other projects that help Alberta municipalities reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including an initiative to build the world's northernmost concentrating solar thermal system in Medicine Hat, work by Enerkem in Edmonton to move its biorefinery from pilot plant to commercialization, an aerobic landfill project by Salt Canada in the Municipality of Wood Buffalo, and a project by Dr. Hettiaratchi at the University of Calgary on biofilters that reduce methane emissions using biological organisms in landfill covers.

CCEMC has a mandate to establish or participate in funding for initiatives that reduce greenhouse gas emissions or improve Alberta's ability to adapt to climate change. The independent organization is funded by the Province of Alberta through the Climate Change and Emissions Management Fund.

Note to editors: Background and media contacts for each project is attached - http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/1026288c.pdf.

Contact Information

  • For more information or to arrange an interview
    with CCEMC Managing Director Kirk Andries contact:
    Celia Sollows
    celia@ccemc.ca
    780-239-4150