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Environmental organizations (Équiterre, Climate action network Canada, David Suzuki Foundation, Ecojustice and West Coast Environmental Law) welcomed yesterday’s progress on the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act (Bill C-12), which has passed second reading in the House of Commons and will now be reviewed by the Standing Committee on Environment and...
Actualité - 5 May 2021 - Tag : Climate, Climate change
  Climate accountability bill needs significant improvement to achieve net-zero emissions, experts warn
Communiqué - 5 May 2021 - Tag : Climate, Climate change
  Montreal, November 19, 2020 – Équiterre welcomes the federal government’s new Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act. "It’s significant that the Canadian government now recognizes the need for greater accountability and transparency in the fight against climate change," says Marc-André Viau, Director of Government Relations at...
Communiqué - 19 November 2020 - Tag : Climate, Public interventions
Québec City, November 16, 2020 – Quebec’s climate change action plan has been updated, but Équiterre is deeply concerned about the lack of binding tools to achieve the necessary results for Quebec to do its fair share to fight this existential threat.
Communiqué - 16 November 2020 - Tag : Climate, Public interventions
In December 2015, more than 190 nations adopted the Paris Agreement — an international agreement committing countries to significant reductions in global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to limit global warming to less than 2˚C and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5˚C above preindustrial levels. Canada, for its part, has committed to ratifying the Agreement in the fall...
Actualité - 12 July 2016 - Tag : Climate, Organization
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 Ottawa yesterday evening. In the next 12 months, the federal government will adopt a plan to dramatically reduce Canada’s...
Communiqué - 15 April 2016 - Tag : Advocacy, Canadian government, Climate, COP21, Fight against climate change, GHG