|Agency||•Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
•Indian and Northern Affairs
|Funding||CAN$30.7 million over 4 years|
|Related Policies||Climate Change Plan for Canada
Aboriginal and Northern Climate Change Program
|Policy Superseded by||ecoENERGY for Aboriginal and Northern Communities|
|Description||The government supports efforts by aboriginal and northern communities to improve their energy efficiency and use alternative energy sources. The CAN$ 30.7 million Aboriginal and Northern Community Action Program (ANCAP) will expand partnerships over the next four years with Aboriginal peoples and Canadians in northern regions to build an effective response to climate change, at the same time enhancing quality of life by reducing energy costs and improving local air quality.
Through the ANCAP, the government will work with all aboriginal and northern communities, with particular emphasis on supporting the approximately 130 remote aboriginal and northern communities that rely on diesel generation as they work to improve their energy efficiency and adopt alternative energy sources to reduce their dependence on diesel fuel.
This initiative will focus on four key areas to address climate change challenges facing northern and aboriginal communities with action in:
Community energy planning and management.
Renewable energy and improved technology applications (e.g., small hydro, wind, solar, variable generators).
Enhanced energy efficiency of existing and new aboriginal facilities.
Capacity building, training and tools.
The original CAN$ 3.7 million Aboriginal and Northern Climate Change Programme was a successful pilot project initiated under the government's Action Plan 2000 on Climate Change that helped aboriginal and northern communities participate in climate change activities.
|Legal References||2003 Federal Budget|