Aviva backs World Wildlife Fund Canada’s Nature and Climate Grant program

Aviva and WWF are joining forces to lead the fight against climate change, in Aviva’s core markets. In the United Kingdom, the partnership will include a focus on shifting the financial sector to net zero, pressing the financial industry to take urgent action against the effects of climate change by re-directing investments towards a sustainable, low-carbon economy.

Over the next three years, Aviva Canada will invest over $1 million in WWF-Canada’s Nature and Climate Grant Program, to help local groups and Indigenous organizations restore degraded lands and shorelines in order to improve habitats and capture carbon. Nature-based climate solutions use the unique powers of nature to both capture and store carbon. Alongside rapid decarbonization, with the right restoration actions, nature can deliver as much as 30 percent of the cost-effective emissions reductions needed to achieve the goals set out in the Paris Agreement on climate action by 2030.

“As a leading insurer we see first-hand the devastating impacts of climate change. Fixing a home means nothing if we ignore the natural surroundings and degraded lands and shorelines. We’re so proud to be partnering with WWF to lead this charge and make meaningful change in communities across Canada.” – Jason Storah, Chief Executive Officer, Aviva Canada.

The WWF-Canada’s Nature and Climate Grant Program will support projects focused on planting trees, native seeds and plants, restoring natural saltwater flows, bank stabilization and habitat creation and enhancement in coastal zones, former agricultural sites, riparian zones, wetlands and forests.