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  Quebec and Canada at COP25 - Équiterre highlights the importance of increasing ambition at home Madrid, December 12, 2019 – Quebec and Canada have been busy over the past few days at the United Nations climate conference, despite the fact that negotiations have been stalled on several issues.
Communiqué - 16 December 2019 - Tag : COP25, Organization
December 11, 2019 - Here at the COP25 climate conference, we were heartened to hear the Canadian government reiterating important climate commitments to the global community. The commitments made in Madrid by Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, include legislating a net-zero 2050 target and 5-year interim targets, passing and...
Communiqué - 16 December 2019 - Tag : COP25, Organization
Just as the beautiful snow cover comes back every year, so too does the task of finding that perfect gift to show our gratitude to our children’s devoted teachers (or even our yoga, pottery or Spanish teachers!). The Équiterre team has devised a list of fantastic gift ideas, chock full of items that are zero waste, local and environmentally friendly – some that can...
Actualité - 28 November 2019 - Tag : Christmas, Organization
From December 2 to 13, the world is gathering in Madrid for COP25, under the presidency of the government of Chile. Caroline Brouillette, Équiterre’s climate change expert, is among the 25,000 participants seeking to ensure that countries work together to adopt ambitious and effective measures to keep global temperatures from rising by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius, in a...
Actualité - 28 November 2019 - Tag : COP25, Organization
Did you know that if it’s not well disposed of at the end of its life, a refrigerator can generate as much CO2 emissions as a car that travels approximately 17,000 kilometres, the annual average for Quebec drivers?
Actualité - 14 November 2019 - Tag : CO2 emissions, household appliances, Organization
Montreal, Monday, October 21, 2019 – After a campaign in which the climate crisis figured prominently among voter priorities and during debates, Équiterre is calling on the new government to transcend party politics and act quickly for the sake of the climate.
Communiqué - 21 October 2019 - Tag : government, Organization
Last week, Daily Show host Trevor Noah asked Greta Thunberg in an interview, if there was one thing people could do for the planet, what would it be? She replied: become informed and get involved politically. *”If I would choose one thing everyone would do, it would be to inform yourself, and to try to understand the situation, and try to push for a political movement...
Actualité - 1 October 2019 - Tag : federal election, Organization
UN Secretary-General (UNSG) António Guterres has called on leaders to join him at to the Climate Action Summit in New York on September 23, 2019 to address the climate crisis. Current emissions reductions targets are not ambitious enough to keep planetary warming below 1.5C. Guterres is organizing the summit in an effort to bolster the Paris Agreement on climate change and set...
Actualité - 23 September 2019 - Tag : Climate change, Organization
Just a week to go before the climate strike on September 27! This promises to be a massive event, one for the ages. The latest count: 4,800 events in 150 countries during the Global Climate Action Week, which will take place from September 20 to 27. There are even events planned in the Antarctic! Let’s show up in big numbers to demand a response to the climate crisis...
Actualité - 19 September 2019 - Tag : Organization, Walk
Équiterre's Board of Directors has confirmed that Colleen Thorpe will be the organization's new Executive Director. View the press release >>
Actualité - 18 September 2019 - Tag : administration, Director, Équiterre, Organization