EPA Using Grants to Combat Climate Change

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it is offering grants of up to $5 million to groups working on projects intended to combat global warming.

The federal department said in a release Friday that U.S. and international organizations alike can get money through the Methane to Markets Partnership if they are working on projects aimed at limiting environmental pollution such as greenhouse gas emissions.

The public-private partnership is already supplying other projects with grants and other means. Such assistance helps those projects reduce emissions by more than 27.3 million metric tons of carbon dioxide a year.

The U.S. agency said proposals for the new grants are due by April 15 and all associated projects are required to take place in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Mongolia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Thailand, Ukraine or Vietnam.

The grant offer comes ahead of the second Methane to Markets Partnership Expo March 2-5 in Delhi, India.

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