Natural Infrastructure

an Integral Part of Green Recovery

More than 40 groups encourage Canada to invest in natural infrastructure as a part of Canada’s COVID-19 recovery plan. In an open letter submitted on Thursday May 21st, the groups provide detailed recommendations for investment in natural infrastructure as an integral part of Canada’s economic recovery from the COVID crisis and its long-term resilience against the impending climate emergency.

Key recommendations include:

  1. Get money moving by expediting funds to projects that are “shovel-ready” and “shovel-worthy,”;

  2. Keep money moving by modifying existing programs to address current barriers for natural infrastructure projects; 

  3. Sustained support over the long term through enabling policy and programs, including a dedicated natural infrastructure fund.