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COP24 delivers progress, but nations fail to heed warnings of scientists UN conference reaffirms Paris Agreement commitments, leaving Canada and other countries with a lot more to do at home   KATOWICE, Poland, December 15, 2018 - The annual United Nations climate change conference in Katowice (COP24) ended today, making progress on some issues but putting the real work...
Communiqué - 16 décembre 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, COP24
by Courtney Mullins, Senior Communications Officer, Équiterre, from COP24 in Katowice, Poland You can smell the coal in the air in Katowice. A fellow Quebecer’s white cell phone case is now grey. At a press conference yesterday, a Polish doctor said that air pollution from coal is a medical emergency, and Al Gore gave us the following stat: a baby born in Warsaw today...
Actualité - 15 décembre 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, COP24
This is a blog entry by Marie-Élise Samson, this year’s winner of the Laure Waridel bursary. She is working with world leaders to determine the best agricultural practices to be used to store carbon in agricultural soils and thus combat climate change. --------------- Rivière-du-Loup, December 2018
Actualité - 13 décembre 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, Laure Waridel bursary
As Quebec’s most influential environmental organization, Équiterre has participated in the United Nations Climate Change Conferences (UNFCCC), the formal meeting of its Parties (Conference of Parties – COP), since they began in 1995.
Actualité - 30 novembre 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, COP24, Fight against climate change
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Report - Risking It All: How Export Development Canada’s Support for Fossil Fuels Drives Climate Change  
Communiqué - 21 novembre 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, Climate change, fossil fuels
Nearly half a million concerned citizens call for immediate ban on bee-killing neonic pesticides in Canada  Call for swift action comes as government’s public consultation on neonics ban wraps 
Communiqué - 20 novembre 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, Neonicotinoid, Pesticides
A recent review of the “Monsanto Papers” initiated by Équiterre and conducted by health and environmental protection groups reveals that research manipulated by Monsanto in order to downplay the cancer risk of its controversial pesticide glyphosate was used in the re-evaluation of glyphosate in 2017 in Canada, leading to the decision to extend its registration for...
Actualité - 9 novembre 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, glyphosate, Pesticides
Glyphosate: Monsanto manipulated science Équiterre calls for withdrawal of glyphosate’s approval in Canada and an independent review
Communiqué - 8 novembre 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, glyphosate, Pesticides
Carbon pricing is an essential step in the fight against climate change; it reduces pollution and spurs economic innovation.   With the recent announcement by the federal government, carbon pricing will be applied in all the provinces that do not already have a system in place. Here’s a Q&A to help you understand the importance of carbon pricing in the...
Actualité - 1 novembre 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, Carbon tax, Climate change, Greenhouse gases