New funding announced for PEARL

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:09

We have some great news to share!

Thanks to your efforts, the federal government announced today that they will provide some bridge funding for the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL) in the high Arctic into Fall 2019.

PEARL is one of only a handful of high Arctic research stations in the world. From its scientifically strategic location in Canada’s high arctic, PEARL is able to investigate crucial environmental issues like ozone depletion, airborne spread of pollutants and monitor high Arctic climate changes.

This funding will ensure that the PEARL lab stays open - and this wouldn’t have happened without you! Once again, our community has shown that science advocacy works.

But climate science in Canada isn’t in the clear. PEARL is only one of seven climate and atmospheric research programs that have had their funding cut.

Without new funding these other programs researching crucially important issues like how to improve climate predictions, the role of aerosols in climate change and how to better predict sea ice and snow cover are at risk.

Canada can and should be a world-leader in climate and atmospheric science. We’re looking forward to continuing to work with you and the government to make sure a robust and long-term solution is in place.

Even though there is more work to do, this is a big win. Thank you for making it happen!

Read more:

E4D Press Release - High-Arctic research station receives bridge funding from federal government, ensuring facility remains open

Government of Canada Press Release - The Government of Canada announces funding for academic-led climate research in Canada’s high Arctic

High Arctic lab saved as federal money comes through - CBC News

Trudeau Liberals throw Arctic climate research a lifeline - National Observer 

Arctic climate research lab funding renewed for two more years: Duncan - National Post

Kathleen Walsh

Director of Policy

Kathleen Walsh is driven by a passion for social innovation and finding ways to make policy more effective, inclusive, and based on robust evidence. She serves as Evidence for Democracy's Director of Policy, and was previously the organization's Interim Executive Director.