ADRA Canada congratulates the Government of Canada and the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, reinforcing Canada’s commitment to climate change adaptation and climate partnerships. Not only will Canada double its climate financing to $5.3 billion over five years, but it has also put women and girls at the forefront of climate action by announcing $315 million in new funding for organizations in Canada to engage in climate action activities.

As the humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the government’s announcement comes as good news for ADRA Canada, currently working to build capacity and resilience towards adapting to the negative impacts of climate change in countries like Mozambique.

Steve Matthews, ADRA Canada’s Executive Director, commented on today’s announcement, saying, “ADRA Canada is pleased with the creation of Partnering for Climate. We recognize that unless there are rapid, sustained, and large-scale reductions of carbon emissions, the goal of the Paris Agreement will be beyond reach. We believe Canada’s commitment will help vulnerable women, girls, boys, and men in developing countries to adapt to climate variability and halt biodiversity loss. To this effect, we are proud to see Canada leading by example in leveraging resources to succeed because we are running out of time to take meaningful action, and everything is at stake.”

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