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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.
  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