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Follow Équiterre at COP23, November 6-17 in Bonn, Germany, which will bring together nearly 20,000 participants from more than 180 countries around the fight against climate change, one of the major challenges of our era.
  Solutions do exist, though, and remain within reach to meet – and even surpass – the Paris targets and limit the impacts of climate change. « Nous disposons déjà de nombreuses solutions pour faire face à ce défi. Il ne manque que la volonté politique de la communauté internationale et l’acceptation d’une évidence: le temps presse» a...
Fiche informative - 16 November 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Climage change, COP23
  AROUND THE WORLD Millions Displaced In the report Shock Waves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty,  the World Bank indicates that 100 million people could find themselves in extreme poverty by 2030 due to climate change.
Fiche informative - 16 November 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Climate change, COP23
by Steven Guilbeault, Senior Director, Équiterre Coal is rarely mentioned in Quebec, owing to its miniscule place in our energy portfolio (only 1.27% of energy consumption). The situation is quite different elsewhere in the country and in the world. Coal represents nearly 60% of electricity generation in Nova Scotia and 55% in Alberta.
Actualité - 16 November 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Fight against climate change
Canada has set a 2030 target of reducing its GHG emissions by 30% in relation to 2005 levels. This is the target established by the Harper government. To do its fair share under the Paris Agreement, Canada, like the other Paris signatories, must set a more ambitious GHG reduction target. Halfway through its mandate, will the current federal government be able to reposition...
Fiche informative - 15 November 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Climate change, COP23
THE MOOD HERE IN BONN The mood here is constantly shifting. One moment there is mounting concern about the impacts of climate change, while the next there is hope born of the collective weight of 190 countries around the same table, all trying to hammer out agreements on dozens of issues that will impact the very future of the planet! ISSUES CURRENTLY BEING DISCUSSED AT COP23...
Actualité - 15 November 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Climate change, COP23, Fight against climate change
Talanoa: a word used in Fiji and elsewhere in the Pacific to denote transparent, participatory and inclusive dialogue. A dialogue that is used to share ideas, express empathy and pass along know-how through the telling of stories. This is how COP23 President Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji, envisages the discussions that are kicking off this week in Bonn, Germany,...
Actualité - 8 November 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, COP23, Fight against climate change
Montreal, November 6, 2017 – With over 20,000 participants from more than 180 countries converging on Bonn today for the kickoff of the 23rd United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23), Équiterre would like to stress the urgency of action and the important role Canada has to play to combat the impacts of climate change.
Communiqué - 6 November 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Climate change, COP23, Fight against climate change
Blog Post by Sidney Ribaux, Équiterre's Executive Director and Co-Founder  During the Second World War, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill said, “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” This reminds us that, for all its flaws, our democracy, which gives us the right to choose our leaders, is far better than a dictatorship...
Actualité - 31 October 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, elections, Municipal Elections
Montreal, October 18, 2017 – Équiterre applauds the commitment by the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) to the fight against climate change. Today the CDPQ announced a series of measures aimed at expanding its investments in renewable energies and clean technologies, curbing its greenhouse gas emissions and making climate change questions a key part of its...
Communiqué - 18 October 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Desinvestment