Improving and increasing viable habitat for biodiversity and carbon.
Fighting biodiversity loss and climate change
The planet is facing the dual crises of biodiversity loss and climate change. One-third of climate change causing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions result from the destruction of trees, ground cover, peatlands and coastal plants and ecosystems. To act quickly on the climate emergency, Aviva Canada is investing over $2-million over three years 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, and 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.
About Aviva Canada
Aviva Canada is one of the leading property and casualty insurance groups in the country, providing home, automobile, lifestyle and business insurance to 2.4 million customers. A subsidiary of UK-based Aviva plc, Aviva Canada has more than 4,000 employees focused on creating a bright and sustainable future for its people, customers, communities and the planet. In 2021, Aviva Canada announced its plan to become a net zero carbon emissions company by 2040, the most demanding target of any major insurance company in the world.