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Interview with Sidney Ribaux, Équiterre’s Co-Founder and Executive Director Listen to the interview on Radio Canada’s 15-18 program. Watch the interview on CPAC, the Canadian Parliamentary Affairs Channel. 
Actualité - 15 February 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, Climate change, Environment minister, federal government
  Ottawa, January 15, 2018 – Earlier today, federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau released a draft bill that will eventually see the federal mechanism on carbon pricing implemented at the national level. The price per tonne of carbon will be set at $20 beginning in 2019.
Communiqué - 15 January 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, Carbon tax
Équiterre applauds the new regulation on zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) made at the end of 2017 by the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change, Isabelle Melançon. According to government projections, this new ZEV standard will ensure that by the year 2025, 10% of new-vehicle sales or rentals will consist of zero-emission vehicles (...
Actualité - 15 January 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, Electric vehicles, Fight against climate change, Transportation
A pesticide regulatory process based on science can only conclude that neonics must be banned from agriculture in Canada Published originally in Policy Options on December 1, 2017 by Nadine Bachand, Ph.D. Project Manager - Pesticides and Toxic Substances
Actualité - 18 December 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Neonicotinoid
Montreal, December 18, 2017 – Équiterre welcomes the announcement made today by the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change, Isabelle Melançon, on the adoption of the ZEV standard. According to government projections, this standard will ensure that by the year 2025, 10% of new-vehicle sales or rentals will consist of...
Communiqué - 18 December 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Zero-emission
At the One Planet Summit in Paris this week, the World Bank announced that it would stop investing in fossil fuels after 2019.
Actualité - 15 December 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, federal government, subsidies
Time is running out to sign the petition calling on Health Canada to ban neonicotinoid pesticides (neonics), which kill not only honeybees, but many more species than was thought, including birds, earthworms and aquatic insects at the base of the food chain. They are a major worldwide threat to biodiversity and ecosystems.
Actualité - 13 December 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Neonicotinoid
On December 11, day of the One Planet Summit in Paris, two years after COP21, Équiterre and 37 other signatories sent a letter to press upon the Government of Canada the importance of fulfilling its commitments to the G7 and G20 to reform and phase out fossil fuel subsidies in Canada over the medium term. Consult the full letter here.
Actualité - 11 December 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Fight against climate change, subsidies
Oil and gas drilling 150 m from our homes, 275 m from daycares, schools or hospitals, 40 m from the St. Lawrence Seaway or 60 m from national parks? No way! Consultations on the Government of Quebec’s insane draft regulations that would allow this to happen end on December 9.  
Actualité - 30 November 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, fossil fuels
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.