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The City of Saint John to receive funding and training for climate change and asset management practices

The City of Saint John has been granted $174,600 in funding from the Government of Canada, through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to further undertake the community’s asset management strategy to align with current climate change goals. 
 
Through FCM’s Climate and Asset Management Network (CAMN), Saint John will join eighteen communities from across Canada taking part in a two-year initiative that combines peer-learning opportunities, training, and funding to help Canadian municipalities integrate climate change and sustainability goals systematically into decision-making about infrastructure assets, such as roads, buildings, and water and sanitation systems.
 
“Our participation in the CAMN and the funding will allow the City to undertake a more comprehensive approach to determine both the probability and consequence of failure of assets based on climate change concerns and sustainability goals,” said the City of Saint John Manager of Asset and Energy Management, Samir Yammine. “This project will strengthen the City's decision-making process as asset investments will be prioritized based on climate, environmental, social and economic criteria. Understanding these risks will enable City staff and Common Council to prioritize investments that are better aligned with broader strategic goals of mitigating climate change impacts and ensuring sustainable development.”
 
The City's long-term plan is to implement a comprehensive asset management program across the organization to efficiently manage assets and provide a sustainable service delivery.
 
CAMN is available through the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.

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