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Expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline : a decision that is incoherent with the current climate crisis

The federal government has given its final approval for the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project, which would triple the capacity of the existing pipeline. In 2018, the federal government bought the Trans Mountain pipeline with taxpa ...

Actualité - Julie Tremblay - 18/06/2019 - 17:45 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Équiterre at COP24: Priorities, expectations and roles

As Quebec’s most influential environmental organization, Équiterre has participated in the United Nations Climate Change Conferences (UNFCCC), the formal m ...

Actualité - Anonyme - 18/03/2019 - 14:27 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Looking beyond national leaders in the fight against climate change

As one of the hottest summers on record winds down and with significant climate pessimism in the air, citizens from around the world gathered at the Global Climate Action Summit this week to state that no, we cannot and will not give ...

Actualité - Anonyme - 14/09/2018 - 14:34 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

G7 SUMMIT ENDS UP BEING A G6 ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND OCEAN PROTECTION

Canada succeeds in maintaining international commitment to fight climate change Quebec City, June 9, 2018 – Équiterre welcomed today’s final communiqué in conclusion of the G7 in Charlevoix. The Government of Canada and the other ...

Communiqué - Julie Tremblay - 15/06/2018 - 11:35 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Follow Equiterre at COP23!

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 aga ...

Actualité - Camille Gagné-R... - 01/06/2018 - 16:52 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Unpublished Report: Québec Government pays out $300 million per year in hydrocarbon subsidies

On the eve of the provincial budget, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and Équiterre unveil an unpublished report on how much the Quebec Government has spent in support of hydrocarbons. This study, whi ...

Actualité - Julie Tremblay - 21/03/2018 - 10:04 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Zero-Emission Vehicules: Quebec Speed Things Up, Norway Shows Way, and Canada Takes Turn

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 pro ...

Actualité - Camille Gagné-R... - 15/01/2018 - 15:25 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Canada's commitments to the G7 and G20 to reform and phase out fossil fuel subsidies

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 ...

Actualité - Camille Gagné-R... - 11/12/2017 - 19:54 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Eliminating coal from the planet’s energy portfolio

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 countr ...

Actualité - Camille Gagné-R... - 16/11/2017 - 18:01 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Live from COP23 in Bonn - Week 2

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, a ...

Actualité - Camille Gagné-R... - 15/11/2017 - 13:56 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

23rd United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP23): will this COP be marked by Talanoa?

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. ...

Actualité - Camille Gagné-R... - 09/11/2017 - 14:11 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

COP23 Gets Underway in Bonn: Follow Équiterre at this “Ambitious” COP

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 urgenc ...

Communiqué - Camille Gagné-R... - 07/11/2017 - 11:40 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Federal Budget 2017: Billions on the Table, But Time Is Short

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the 2017 federal budget in the House of Commons on March 22. Équiterre has analyzed the Liberal government’s second budget in light of the commitments made in the Pan-Canadian Fra ...

Actualité - Camille Gagné-R... - 31/03/2017 - 15:33 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Sign the petition calling on the federal government to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies!

The Canadian government must act now and stop creating an incentive to produce and pollute more by giving billions in subsidies to the coal, oil and natural ga ...

Actualité - Camille Gagné-R... - 27/02/2017 - 11:21 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Get inspired for 2017!

Start the year off right by booking an Équiterre talk or videoconference —a simple step that will have a positive, lasting impact on your workplace. For nearly 25 years, Équiterre has helped build a social movement by enc ...

Actualité - Camille Gagné-R... - 12/01/2017 - 12:47 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Canada’s climate plan : the beginning of a new era of collaboration in the fight against climate change

On Friday December 9th, Canada’s premiers and the prime minister concluded an historical agreement on climate change. The governments jointly released the first  pan-canadian framework on clean growth and climate change ...

Actualité - Camille Gagné-R... - 15/12/2016 - 10:05 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Annie’s “good” news blog : October saw some big news for climate policy.

Here is a summary of what’s happened. Good news #1: Ratification of the Paris Agreement On October 5th 2016, the threshold required for the coming into force of the Paris climate agreement was reached. Of the original 191 si ...

Actualité - Léa Bédard-Beaulieu - 01/11/2016 - 17:22 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

New report : Tracking pan-Canadian climate progress

On the eve of the Canadian Council of Environment Ministers meeting, leading environmental organizations release a Canada-wide report on climate progress. The Pembina Institute, along with Équiterre, Environmental Defence and Climate ...

Actualité - Julie Tremblay - 30/09/2016 - 10:16 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Where do we stand with Energy East?

TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline project has been the subject of much discussion in recent weeks. To help you better understand the situation, we’ve put together an overview of the key actions we’ve taken to stop this ...

Actualité - Julie Tremblay - 15/09/2016 - 13:39 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Benefit cocktails events : discover our energy potential!

Renewable energies are booming! Come to our benefit cocktail events in Quebec City and Montreal, and find out how Quebec and Canada have become leaders in clean energy. Learn more about our energy potential, the positive impact of gre ...

Actualité - Julie Tremblay - 14/09/2016 - 16:13 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Public climate consultations are coming to a close!

Mission accomplished! Citizens and organizations from across Canada, including Équiterre, helped set up 100 town halls as part of the People’s Climate Plan, a civil society initiative to organize as many consultations as possibl ...

Actualité - Julie Tremblay - 31/08/2016 - 13:15 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Follow Equiterre at COP21!

Équiterre will be in Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) until December 11. Leaders, heads of state and civil society representatives ...

Actualité - Julie Tremblay - 09/08/2016 - 10:36 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Action of the month : Mowing without pollution!

If you think the gas-powered lawn mower that only leaves your shed once a week during the summer isn’t a threat to air quality, think again. These machines emit significant amounts of polluting gases, including hydrocarbons (HC), ni ...

Actualité - Julie Tremblay - 20/06/2016 - 11:57 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Federal consultations on climate change

Secondaire To mark Earth Day this past April 22, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed the Paris Agreement on climate change, showing unprecedented support among all wor ...

Solution - Julie Tremblay - 24/05/2016 - 11:49 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Participate in federal consultations on climate change!

To mark Earth Day this past April 22, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed the Paris Agreement on climate change, showing unprecedented support among all world leaders. In doing so, Canada has agreed to keep the increase in globa ...

Actualité - Julie Tremblay - 24/05/2016 - 10:33 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Équiterre’s online auction : Change the world with a few clicks!

Équiterre is pleased to announce that, for the third year in a row, its popular annual online auction is back with a variety of awesome, eco-friendly goods! ...

Actualité - Chloe Stouvenel - 11/05/2016 - 18:01 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

A climate alliance to build a new and vibrant low-carbon economy

Three leading Canadian environmental groups join forces to ensure a strong climate strategy for Canada Yesterday, Environmental Defence, Équiterre and the Pembina Institute announced a new partnership to secure a new, ambitious ...

Actualité - Julie Tremblay - 15/04/2016 - 15:08 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

NEW REPORT: ENERGY EAST PIPELINE THREATENS DRINKING WATER OF 5 MILLION CANADIANS, MAINLY QUEBECERS

A few days after the announcement of another oil spill from TransCanada’s Keystone pipeline in the U.S., a new report shows that the Energy East pipeline project would threaten major sources of drinking water across Canada&m ...

Actualité - Julie Tremblay - 15/04/2016 - 14:39 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Three leading Canadian environmental groups join forces to ensure a strong climate strategy for Canada

Ottawa, ON, April 15, 2016 – Environmental Defence, Équiterre and the Pembina Institute announced a new partnership to secure a new, ambitious climate strategy for Canada. The agreement was signed during a public event on Parliament Hill in O ...

Communiqué - Julie Tremblay - 15/04/2016 - 11:30 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Imagine what you could afford if you were to give up your car

Which would you prefer? "A 2-bdrm, 1500 sq. foot house with a lovely yard in Ahuntsic, near services, $500,000," or  "The house of your dreams, a large living area in the most beautiful neighbourhood in the north of the city, urban E ...

Actualité - Anne Chudobiak - 21/05/2014 - 11:48 - 2 comments - 0 attachments