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Between 2009 and 2015, German car giant Volkswagen (VW) installed software on its vehicles that enabled them to cheat government emissions tests—a criminal act. VW has since pleaded guilty before the European and US authorities. In the US, Volkswagen admitted to illegally installing the software, lying to the authorities and obstructing justice. In a settlement,...
Actualité - 13 September 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Environment minister, Sidney Ribaux
Équiterre will be in Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) until December 11. Leaders, heads of state and civil society representatives from 195 countries will come together to set ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets. Governments will also have the opportunity to renew their political commitments.
Did you know that we could create 130,000 jobs, increase Quebec's GDP, put our finances on healthy footing and save the environment by pursuing a single goal? And what would that goal be? Reduce consumption of gasoline and diesel by 12%.
Actualité - 15 November 2014 - Tag : Advocacy, Sidney Ribaux
Have you ever asked yourself what our societal problems are? Of course not. It's a funny question. Just open a newspaper and you'll see: dropout rates, obesity epidemic, homelessness, etc. We're all familiar with the issues, but how many of us know whether or not we are making any real progress? Where are we in terms of the drop-out rate? Are we getting somewhere with...
Which acts more like a banana republic, Costa Rica or Quebec? Costa Rica, a tiny country with only 4.5 million inhabitants, made a choice in the 1980s to develop its tourism industry. It isn't particularly easy to get to, it doesn't have a lot of heritage sites, it's not known for its architecture, but it does have one huge asset: its environment – its rainforests and...
Actualité - 4 June 2014 - Tag : Advocacy, Fight against climate change, Sidney Ribaux
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 European style, gardeners' paradise, perfect for a young family, $1.2 million." Is the more stylized description of the...
Actualité - 21 May 2014 - Tag : Advocacy, Communauto, Fight against climate change, Sidney Ribaux
Pull up a chair with Equiterre spokespeople Sidney Ribaux, Isabelle St-Germain and Steven Guilbeault, as they reflect back on the biggest environmental stories of 2012 and make predictions for the new year.
Actualité - 8 January 2013 - Tag : Advocacy, Isabelle St-Germain, Sidney Ribaux, Steven Guilbeault
Sidney Ribaux, executive director of Equiterre, will take part in the "Je coop pour le développement durable" discussion panel at the Forum coopératif et mutualiste 2012 at the Centre des Congrès in Quebec City on October 8.  This event is organized by the Conseil québécois de la coopération et de la mutualité. To see the program, or to register, please visit...
Événement - 11 September 2012 - Tag : Changing the world, Partners Activities, Public talks, Sidney Ribaux
Yesterday the delegation representing you – our members and supporters – at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil hosted a panel discussion. The topic? The role of environmental and social certifications in a green economy (fair trade, organic, etc.). Close to a hundred people from various countries attended the discussion, which...
Actualité - 18 June 2012 - Tag : Advocacy, Green economy, Labels, Public talks, Sidney Ribaux