Ducks Unlimited Canada partners with Irving Oil, University of Toronto Scarborough and other leading Canadian universities to advance climate research and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
This new project will measure the carbon storage capacity of wetlands on agricultural land
SAINT JOHN, NB, the November 23, 2022 /CNW/ – A new partnership between industry, science and conservation organizations is quantifying the role of wetlands as natural climate solutions and will help develop national and regional carbon protocols. By tapping the Ducks Unlimited button Canada (CIC), Univ Toronto and a group of other major Canadian academic institutions, Irving Oil is contributing to a pioneering research project that will measure the carbon storage capacity of wetlands on agricultural land.
This project is partially funded by the government Canada, will present the scientific evidence for turning wetlands into nature-inspired climate solutions. This project will also bring together important information to guide the protection, conservation, restoration and management of these key ecosystems.
“We are proud to continue to develop and improve our long-standing partnership with Ducks Unlimited Canada to develop an understanding of the natural solutions to the carbon problem and the tools needed to assess the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through the conservation, restoration and management of wetlands, he said. Ian Whitcomb, president of Irving Oil. At Irving Oil, we are committed to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030 and committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. This partnership is an important element in continuing to find solutions for a more sustainable future. »
DUC has a long history of collaboration with industry and academia to advance conservation science and deliver results. The Beaubasin Research Station on the border of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia is an excellent example. At this station, through a partnership between DUC, Irving Oil, and academia, students and researchers collaborate on issues critical to our past, present, and future.
“The benefits of protecting wetlands for wildlife and recreation have long been recognized. It was stated that this study will demonstrate the use of wetlands as a means of reducing the impact of climate change Pascal Badiou, research scientist with CIC. We believe that wetlands have great potential and can provide natural solutions while promoting the prosperity of the agricultural sector. We are pleased to be part of this unique partnership that brings together the skills of academic, government and conservation organizations working on the ground as part of a national effort. »
Researchers at the University of Toronto Scarborough play a leading role among academic institutions, providing work that will contribute to the development of national and regional carbon protocols.
“Nature is assumed to store carbon to some extent, but we need stronger evidence to really know the effectiveness of these nature-based climate solutions,” he said. Irena Creedprofessor at the University of Toronto Scarborough, who led the research partnership.
“Clearly, we are running out of time to fight climate change and we need to be smart about what we do and what climate solutions we invest in. I am proud of this partnership as we build a national network that will provide the evidence Canadians need to inform climate change policy. »
Various flow towers will be placed in freshwater wetlands from coast to coast. These towers will measure the amount of carbon, methane and other greenhouse gases stored and released by ecosystems. The results will populate a first-of-its-kind wetland database for agricultural land Canada.
The Climate Action and Awareness Fund is investing up to $206 million over five years to support Canadian-made projects that help reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. Canada. To achieve climate goals Canada, government, science and industry must work together. This project is a great example of partnerships that reduce the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions.
About Ducks Unlimited Canada : Unlimited Ducks Canada (DUC) is a leader in wetland conservation. As a registered charity, DUC uses the rigor of science and works with government, industry, non-profit organizations, indigenous peoples and landowners to protect wetlands important to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment. To learn more about CIC’s innovative environmental solutions and services, visit www.ducks.ca.
About University of Toronto Scarborough: Founded in 1964, the University of Toronto Scarborough is an institution rooted in the eastern part of the Greater Toronto Area. Located in one of the most diverse and multicultural neighborhoods Toronto, the campus fosters a culture of vibrant community engagement where students cross academic and geographic boundaries in pursuit of knowledge. We are part of the university Torontothe best university CanadaIt has a long history of challenging the impossible and changing society with the ingenuity and determination of its faculty, students, alumni and supporters. We are proud to be part of one of the world’s top research universities, bringing together the best minds from every conceivable source and discipline to collaborate on the world’s most pressing challenges. Together, we continue to defy gravity by creating the ideas and talent needed to tackle what may seem unattainable today and build a more just, sustainable and prosperous future.
About Irving Oil: Irving Oil is a family-owned, privately held, international energy company. For nearly 100 years, our commitment to sound management has been rooted in our commitment to our employees, customers, communities and partners. Founded in 1924, the company’s mission is to continue to evolve to meet the changing needs of its customers. It operates the largest oil refinery in the world, specializing in the processing and marketing of finished energy products Canada hour Saint Johnin New Brunswick and the only refineryIreland, in the village of Whitegate. We are proud to serve our customers through a network of over 1,000 gas stations and distribution facilities in the East. CanadaNew England and Ireland, under the umbrella of the Top Oil brand. We are committed to our path to sustainable development, working to reduce our environmental footprint while continuing to provide our customers with energy for safety and reliability. A candidate among the top 100 employers Canada Now in its seventh year, Irving Oil prides itself on its team and its unwavering commitment to its customers and communities. For more information: www.irvingoil.com.
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For more information: For more information, contact: Ashley Lewis, Ducks Unlimited Canada, [email protected]; Anna Weigt-Bienzle, University of Toronto Scarborough, [email protected]; Katherine d’Entremont, Irving Oil, [email protected]