This new project will measure the capacity of wetlands on agricultural land to store carbon
SAINT JOHN, NB, the November 23, 2022 /CNW/ – A new partnership between industry, academia and conservation organizations quantifies the role of wetlands as natural climate solutions and will contribute to the development of national and regional protocols on carbon. By tapping Ducks Unlimited Canada (CIC), the University of Toronto and a group of other major Canadian academic institutions, Irving Oil is contributing to a groundbreaking research project that will measure the ability of wetlands on agricultural land to store carbon.
This project, funded in part by the Government of Canada, will provide scientific evidence to transform wetlands into nature-inspired climate solutions. This project will also bring together essential information to guide the protection, conservation, restoration and management of these essential ecosystems.
“We are proud to continue and develop our longstanding partnership with Ducks Unlimited Canada to advance understanding of natural solutions to the carbon problem and the tools needed to estimate greenhouse gas emission reductions through wetland conservation, restoration and management Ian Whitcomb, President of Irving Oil. At Irving Oil, we have committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030 and are strongly committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. This partnership is an important element to continue finding solutions for a more sustainable future. »
DUC has a long history of partnering with industry and academia to advance conservation science and achieve results. A prime example of this is the Beaubassin Research Station on the border of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. At this station, through the partnership of the DUC, Irving Oil and academia, students and researchers work on issues vital to our past, present and future.
“The benefits of protecting wetlands for wildlife and recreation have long been recognized. This research will demonstrate the use of wetlands as a means of mitigating climate change Pascal Badiou, Research Associate at CIC. We believe that wetlands have tremendous potential and can provide natural solutions while promoting the prosperity of the agricultural sector. We are excited to be part of this unique partnership that brings together the skills of academia, government and conservation organizations working on the ground as part of a national effort. »
Researchers from the University of Toronto Scarborough are playing a leading role among academic institutions, delivering work that will contribute to the development of national and regional carbon protocols.
“Nature is believed to store carbon to some extent, but we need stronger evidence to really know the effectiveness of these nature-based climate solutions,” he explains Irena faithProfessor at the University of Toronto Scarborough leading the research partnership.
“Honestly, we are running out of time to be able to act on climate change and we need to be smart about what we do and what types of climate solutions we invest in. I’m proud of this partnership as we build a national network that will provide the evidence Canadians need to inform climate change policy. »
Various flux towers are deployed in freshwater wetlands from coast to coast. These towers measure the amounts of carbon, methane, and other greenhouse gases stored and released by ecosystems. The results will feed into the first-of-its-kind wetland database for agricultural land Canada.
The Climate Action and Awareness Fund will invest up to $206 million over five years to support Made in Canada projects that help reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. Canada. To achieve the climate goals Canada, politics, science and business must work together. This project is a wonderful example of the partnerships that are reducing the country’s greenhouse gas emissions.
About Ducks Unlimited Canada : Unlimited ducks Canada (DUC) is a leader in wetland conservation. As a registered charity, DUC relies on the rigor of science and works with government, industry, non-profit organizations, indigenous peoples and landowners to conserve wetlands vital to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment. To learn more about CIC’s innovative environmental solutions and services, please visit www.ducks.ca.
About University of Toronto Scarborough: Founded in 1964, the University of Toronto Scarborough is an institution with roots in the eastern part of the Greater Toronto Area. Located in one of the most diverse and multicultural neighborhoods in Toronto, the campus fosters a vibrant culture of community involvement where students transcend academic and geographic boundaries in their quest for knowledge. We are part of the University of Torontothe best university in the Canada, which has a long history of challenging the impossible and transforming society through the ingenuity and determination of its faculty, students, alumni and supporters. We are proud to be part of one of the world’s leading research universities, bringing together the best minds from every imaginable background and discipline to work together on the world’s most pressing challenges. Together we continue to defy gravity by tackling what seems unattainable today and generating the ideas and talent needed to build a fairer, more sustainable and more prosperous future.
About Irving Oil: Irving Oil is a private, family-owned, international energy company. For nearly 100 years, our desire for sound management has been rooted in our connection with our employees, our customers, our communities and our partners. Founded in 1924, the company’s mission is to constantly evolve to meet the changing needs of its customers. The company specializes in refining and marketing finished energy products and operates the largest refinery in the United States Canada at St. Johnin New Brunswick, and the only refinery inIreland, in the village of Whitegate. We’re proud to serve our customers through more than 1,000 service stations and a network of distribution facilities throughout Eastern Canadanew england Ireland, under the umbrella of the Top Oil brand. Staying true to our sustainable development path, we strive to reduce our environmental footprint while continuing to power our customers in the interests of safety and reliability. Candidate among the top 100 employers in the Canada For the seventh year in a row, Irving Oil is proud of our team and our unwavering loyalty to our customers and communities. For more information: www.irvingoil.com.
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For more information: For more information please contact: Ashley Lewis, Ducks Unlimited Canada, [email protected]; Anna Weigt-Bienzle, University of Toronto Scarborough, [email protected]; Katherine d’Entremont, Irving Oil, [email protected]