Montreal, July 6, 2011– Equiterre commends Minister Arcand’s decision to move forward with a draft regulation for the implementation of a carbon cap-and-trade system in Quebec as part of the Western Climate Initiative (WCI).
“Quebec continues to show leadership on climate change with this regulation. It is one of the first governments in North America to...
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For six weeks this spring, the 4th edition of Défi Climat, Quebec's largest awareness-raising and mobilization campaign in the fight against climate change, rallied thousands of people around one goal: to reduce their collective greenhouse gas emissions.
Nearly 1300 organizations mobilized more than 50,000 students and employees to avoid nearly 60,000 tonnes...
Montreal, May 3, 2011 – Canadian voters gave Mr. Harper's Conservatives a majority mandate yesterday, prompting Equiterre once again to remind the government that the climate can't wait any longer. Our organization is ready with solutions that will help Canada catch up in the fight against climate change and regain credibility on the international stage.
Montreal, April 11, 2011 – Equiterre welcomed the NDP 2011 platform. The proposals unveiled yesterday include cutting oil subsidies and redirecting revenues into energy conservation, green technologies and sustainable transportation.
Montreal, April 7, 2011 – Equiterre hails the Green Party platform, which in addition to containing many interesting environmental measures, includes a major tax reform that would generate 35 billion dollars a year in revenue without increasing the tax burden for Canadians.
(Montreal, April 3, 2011) Equiterre is encouraged by the environmental and energy related aspects of the Liberal Party of Canada’s platform. The platform contains progressive policy proposals to improve Canada’s future in the clean energy economy as well as the environment.
At a January 26 hearing of Quebec's environmental commission BAPE, we came out in favour of the Massif-du-Sud Wind Farm project. We see it as a viable source of renewable energy, with the potential to decrease Quebec's dependency on fossil fuels and help fight climate change. Our decision was affected by improvements to the original design, e.g., to lessen impact on songbird...
Steven Guilbeault, cofounder and deputy executive director of Equiterre, has once again been re-elected co-chair of Climate Action Network International (CAN-International).
Recognized by the United Nations, CAN-International represents more than 500 non-governmental organizations, ranging from large international groups such as Greenpeace and WWF to smaller groups with a...