Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the Halifax region, one investment at a time.
Building upon Nova Scotia’s impressive track record in emissions reductions, the Halifax Climate Investment, Innovation and Impact (HCi3) Fund supports broader carbon reduction initiatives in the Halifax region. HCi3 is a subsidiary of EfficiencyOne, a national leader in the design and delivery of resource efficiency programs and services. Guided by an independent Board of Directors and supported by a stakeholder Advisory Group, HCi3 will use a mix of investments and grants to advance climate change initiatives in the Halifax region.
Our work contributes to a prosperous green economy, which helps improve health and standards of living, well-being of individuals and families, and the strength of organizations and communities.
Climate Action in Halifax
Halifax is a leader on climate action. Halifax’s long-term climate action plan, HalifACT, is an ambitious, but achievable plan to reach net zero emissions by 2050. HCi3 works closely with city representatives to support HalifACT.Learn more here.
HCi3 is an initiative of Low Carbon Cities Canada (LC3) a collective of seven Centres across the country investing in local projects and developing programs to accelerate the scaling up of low-carbon solutions.
In March 2019, the Government of Canada announced a $950 million investment in the Green Municipal Fund, a program of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), of which $183 million was allocated to support the LC3 initiative. LC3 is a partnership between seven urban Centres – Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver – and FCM. LC3 Centres will be required to match or leverage the initial funding with municipal, provincial and private sector capital over the first 10 years. The initial funding for the HCi3 is a $15 million endowment and $2.7 million operating grant. The $15M endowment from the federal government will help to identify, finance and scale up local climate solutions.
HCi3 is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People, and we acknowledge them as the past, present, and future caretakers of this land.