October 27, 2020

    Daily Auto News, Luxury Cars, Photos, Prices, Spy Shots, Videos, Incidents and more
    Volkswagen logo

    Canada has started a fund on Thursday to invest in community-based projects to reduce emissions, with the bulk of the money coming from a fine that Volkswagen AG paid for breaking the country’s diesel emissions regulations.

    The C$206 million ($157 million) fund is part of the country’s new Climate Action and Awareness Fund which seeks to increase climate science research by empowering youth and communities.

    “The new Climate Action and Awareness Fund will create jobs for Canadians in science and technology, academia, and at the grassroots community level,” said Johnathan Wilkinson, minister of environment and climate change.

    In January, a judge in Canada authorized a C$196.5 million fine against Volkswagen after the German automaker pleaded guilty to dozens of counts of diesel emissions violations. The fine was by far the largest environmental penalty in the history of Canada.

    The minister also announced a C$50 million investment during three years towards a number of priorities such as supporting more research to bring down Canada’s emission to net-zero.

    Volkswagen

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    If you're planning an Off-Road Adventure into the outback, as a minimum, you’ll need an air compressor. Be sure to read this guide to choose the best off road 12 volt air compressor.