Quebec commits $14 million to climate research

July 13, 2010

The Quebec government announced Monday $14.4 million in new climate-research funding. Of that amount, $12 million will be directed to Ouranos, a consortium of 250 scientists and professionals, over the next 4 years. The Centre pour l'étude et la simulation du climat à l'échelle régionale at the Université du Québec à Montréal will receive $1.5 million over a 3-year period, saving it from closure because its federal funding was running out. The centre had been getting about $940,000 a year from Ottawa through the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences, which hasn't received any new funding since 2003 and is currently making final payments for research projects. The remaining $900,000 from Quebec's investment will support projects by researchers with expertise in the field of climate science. Quebec News Release (in French) | UQAM News Release (in French) | Montreal Gazette