Natural Resources Canada Call for Proposals: Climate Change Adaptation Platform

Deadline: 27 November 2017

The Natural Resources Canada is seeking proposals for Climate Change Adaptation Platform that will bring together representatives from industry, Indigenous, municipal, professional and not-for-profit organizations, federal, provincial and territorial governments, and research institutions to address shared adaptation priorities.

To support the objectives identified by Adaptation Platform working groups, Natural Resources Canada is soliciting proposals for cost-shared projects that address climate change adaptation in the areas of coastal management, energy, mining, economics, infrastructure, forestry and training.


  • Coastal Management: This call addresses some priority needs to advance adaptation and increase resilience to climate change impacts (e.g. flooding, storm surges, changing water levels) along Canada’s marine coasts, Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River. Proposals should promote climate resilience through innovative adaptation solutions and analysis of policy drivers and instruments to accelerate adaptation action.
    • Alternative and Innovative Options to Hard Protection Infrastructure Solutions
    • Expanded or Innovative Policy Instruments
    • Integrated Adaptation Initiatives
  • Energy: This call addresses emerging adaptation needs in Canada’s energy sector to increase resilience to climate change impacts. Projects are sought that will assist with the planning, prioritization and implementation of adaptation actions.
    • Economic Decision-Making
    • Adaptation Measures and Options
    • Building Capacity in the Energy SectorCanadian and International “Best” Climate Change Adaptation Practices in Mining
    • Risk Assessment on Existing Orphaned or Abandoned Mines
  • Economics: This topic focuses on advancing economic analysis of climate change impacts and adaptation while building capacity and encouraging the use of economic information in adaptation decision-making processes.
    • Economic Analysis of Costs and Benefits of Climate Change Adaptation
    • Economic Instruments
    • Investment Analysis and Disclosure
  • Infrastructure
    • Nature-based infrastructure solutions in a changing climate
    • Infrastructure Interdependencies – Impacts and Adaptation Opportunities
  • Forestry: This call addresses emerging adaptation needs in Canada’s forest sector to adapt and build resilience to climate change impacts. The expected outcome is the development and application of tools and knowledge that will support local and regional efforts to adapt to climate change.
  • Adaptation Training: While there are still gaps in climate information and decision-making tools, a significant amount of relevant information already exists in Canada. Additional focus and effort is now needed to ensure that practitioners have the capacity and skills to apply the information and tools.

Funding Information

Up to $8.25 million in funding may be awarded through this process. Funds will be awarded on the merits of proposals, and it is possible that not all of the available funding will be allocated.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible recipients include individuals and legal entities validly incorporated or registered in Canada including for-profit and not-for-profit organizations such as: academic and research institutions; nongovernmental organizations; industry and professional associations; companies and businesses; community, regional and national Indigenous organizations and governments; and provincial, territorial, regional and municipal governments and their departments and agencies.
  • Proponents must demonstrate that their organization has the expertise and financial capacity necessary to deliver the project.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their proposals via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Canada

For more information, please visit Climate Change Adaptation.

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