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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 taxpayer money from Kinder Morgan for more than $4.5 billion, an amount that did not include the costs of the expansion, which could increase the...
Actualité - 18 juin 2019 - Tag : Advocacy, Fight against climate change, GHG, Paris agreement
As Quebec’s most influential environmental organization, Équiterre has participated in the United Nations Climate Change Conferences (UNFCCC), the formal meeting of its Parties (Conference of Parties – COP), since they began in 1995.
Actualité - 30 novembre 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, COP24, 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 up on the fight against climate change.
Actualité - 14 septembre 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, Climate change, Fight against climate change
Canada succeeds in maintaining international commitment to fight climate change
Communiqué - 9 juin 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, Fight against climate change
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eve of the provincial budget, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and Équiterre unveil an unpublished report on how much the Quebec Government has spent in support of hydrocarbons.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, which is the most exhaustive one on the subject and the only one to deal with these issues, was carried out in order to address the lack of compiled...
Actualité - 20 mars 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, Fight against climate change
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 janvier 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, Electric vehicles, Fight against climate change, Transportation
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 décembre 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Fight against climate change, subsidies
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.
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 novembre 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Fight against climate change
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 novembre 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Climate change, COP23, Fight against climate change