Mass car use is responsible for air pollution that seriously undermines public health and causes climate change. Quebec's increase in greenhouse gas emissions is mainly due to the 21.9% increase in traffic on our roads (1) .
This increased dependency on cars has other negative effects on society. Car payments, insurance, gas, parking, upkeep... Accidents, road maintenance,...
January 1, 2013 is a historic day for Quebec – the day we launched our cap-and-trade system.
In 2009, Quebec greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions decreased by 2.5% as compared with 1990, according to the Quebec Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks in its latest inventory of greenhouse gas emissions. *
But Quebec still has a long way to go if it is to achieve its goal of a 6% reduction in emissions by 2012 as compared with 1990.
Montreal, September 19, 2011- Equiterre and the David Suzuki Foundation are delighted that the government of Quebec is going forward with plans to implement a cap-and-trade system as part of the Western Climate Initiative (WCI). If well designed, this bill will be one of the most powerful tools the government has to fight climate change. It will establish the province as a...
Team test drives neighbourhood bikeways in Plateau-Manoir-des-Trembles (Gatineau) *
Volunteers from Vélo Services joined residents of Plateau-Manoir-des-Trembles and councillor Maxime Tremblay for a test drive of bike routes to pinpoint problems.
A report from the International Energy Agency shows that global greenhouse gas emissions went up by 5% in 2010 to achieve a record high. This increase, which coincides with the economic recovery, is attributed to transportation and power. How does Canada compare with other emitters?
Not well, according to this interactive UNFCCC map.
And the bad news gets even worse.
Everyone has a part to play in the fight against climate change.
Each year, Défi Climat, Quebec's largest awareness-raising and mobilization campaign in the fight against climate change, encourages organizations and individuals to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. In 2011, for example, more than 50,000 people committed to making lifestyle changes to help the...
Défi Climat is Quebec's largest awareness-raising and mobilization campaign in the fight against climate change. Modelled on the United Way thermometer, it invites organizations in the public and private sector to mobilize employees and students to reduce their collective greenhouse gas emissions.