February 15, 2019
Ottawa today announced $184,000 in support of a climate change project, which will lay the groundwork to rehabilitate Canada’s abandoned and orphaned mines.
This project, led by the Mining Innovation Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation, will develop a comprehensive approach for evaluating rehabilitation plans for abandoned mines through a review of 15 to 20 sites in Ontario and the Northwest Territories, including an in-depth review of three.
“Our government is supporting projects that help us expand our understanding of the impacts of climate change,” said Paul Lefebvre, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources. “With this knowledge, we can help ensure today’s plans for abandoned and orphaned mine rehabilitation will reduce the climate-change risks of tomorrow.”
Today’s announcement supports the objectives of the Adaptation and Resilience pillar of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change by turning scientific information and traditional knowledge into action, and is funded through Natural Resources Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Program.