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Aug 30th 2021

Webinar | Climate change and resilience: Indigenous perspectives and approaches

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Aug 9th 2021

Climate Change Accelerating and Intensifying

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Jul 14th 2021

Natural Resources Canada’s summary of national issues now available

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Our story

Our story

In the wake of a series of extreme-weather events that highlighted the vulnerability of Quebec communities, a group of progressive-minded scientists and policymakers decided to collaborate on potential solutions; Ouranos is the result. In 2001, Ouranos was created as a joint initiative of the Québec government, Hydro-Québec and Environment Canada, with the financial support of Valorisation-Recherche-Québec. Ouranos aims to provide Québec and the rest of Canada with expertise in both climate science and adaptation strategies.

An innovative approach

Ouranos engages in focused, practical science in support of sound decisions related to climate change and its impacts. Our approach actively involves an expanded network of researchers, experts, practitioners and policy-makers.

Key dates

2001

Ouranos is created by the Quebec government, Hydro-Québec and Environment Canada, with the financial support of Valorisation-Recherche-Québec.

2004

Ouranos welcomes its 14th member organization, hosts its first scientific symposium and signs a five-year, $14.25 million funding agreement with Quebec’s Ministère du Développement économique, de l’Innovation et de l’Exportation (MDEIE).

2006

Ouranos publishes a strategic plan and creates the think tank Ouranos 2020.

2008

The Quebec government grants Ouranos $10 million to support impact and adaptation work.

2010

The Quebec government grants Ouranos an additional $12 million over four years.

2014

Ouranos is now involved in more than 100 projects and activities.

2015

Ouranos enters a new phase in its evolution by planning beyond 2020 and expanding its activities nationally and internationally.
The Quebec government grants Ouranos an additional $5.17 million to support its expansion.


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