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Climate Transitions Initiative

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The Climate Transitions Initiative (CTI) is a comprehensive, multi-year program that supports governments, businesses and communities in Canada as they transition to a low-carbon economy with greater climate resilience. 

Led by David McLaughlin, IISD's Director of Climate Change – Canada, the CTI team develops and promotes actionable climate policy advice. Their key initial focus is supporting the implementation of Manitoba’s Climate and Green Plan, which includes carbon pricing, energy efficiency, industrial output-based pricing, natural infrastructure, adaptation and green job growth.

Another focus is on developing sustainable finance models, with research convening around issues of carbon disclosure and reducing capital barriers to funding low-carbon transition infrastructure and projects.

Natural infrastructure as a tool for low-carbon growth will be a future focus of the CTI, with a view to identifying current and emerging natural infrastructure projects across the country. As part of this work, the CTI will consider financing options for governments and communities to advance such projects.

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