Reducing emissions in Calgary by expanding the willow plantation
Sept. 1, 2020
Global Korean Post
Government of Canada announced approximately $2 million from the Low Carbon Economy Fund to support the City of Calgary’s biomass production and carbon sequestration project.
This initiative will reduce emissions by planting 300 new hectares of trees over three years at the City’s successful willow plantation.
Over the lifetime of this project, the City of Calgary will see a cumulative reduction of about 200,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions—equivalent to removing approximately 61,000 cars off the road for one year.
The plantation will use municipal biosolids as fertilizer and will help create a carbon-storage sink that leads to fewer greenhouse gas emissions.
This funding comes from the Champions stream of the Government of Canada’s Low Carbon Economy Challenge, which invests in projects that reduce carbon pollution, save money, and create good jobs.