Climate and energy
Fighting for the climate and transitioning to renewable energy
Global warming is affecting all of humanity - disrupting our economic systems and increasingly affecting our daily lives with heat waves, rising food prices, virus outbreaks and the loss of nature.
While Canada is warming twice as fast as the planet, it’s the only G7 country that has failed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions*. What's worse, Canadian taxpayers are still funding the fossil fuel industry through subsidies. We also consume three times more energy than the world average.
It is high time to break free of fossil fuels.
*For the 2015-2019 period, according to the most recent statistics available.
A low carbon society working to decrease energy consumption
Putting an end to fossil fuel projects
We've been fighting fossil fuel projects for 20 years, encouraging a just transition for oil and gas workers to more sustainable sectors.
- Campaign Quebec’s Energy Future - We need to talk about it Ongoing
- Campaign No more fossil gas projects in Canada Ongoing
- Campaign Vire au vert Completed
- Campaign We must say NO to Bay du Nord! Ongoing
- Project Natural gas in Quebec Ongoing
- Project Ending fossil fuel exploration and development Ongoing
- Project Putting an end to fossil fuel subsidies Ongoing
Promoting sustainable alternatives
We're working to reduce overall energy consumption and towards the transition to renewable energy.
Our political advocacy work
We're working to create awareness, provoke reflection and debate, and develop recommendations to guide our governments towards sustainable climate solutions.
- Campaign COP27 Completed
Over 25 years of climate action by Équiterre
A major legislative breakthrough
The federal government adopts the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act (C-12) after having been pressured by environmental groups
The end of GNL Québec!
The Quebec government rejects the GNL Québec liquefied natural gas plant project in the Saguenay after an extensive mobilization effort.
Victory at the Supreme Court!
The Supreme Court of Canada confirms the constitutionality of carbon pricing, after Équiterre and the Centre québécois du droit en environnement defended it in court.
A historical march for the planet
More than 500,000 people gather for a climate march in Montreal, including Greta Thunberg.
The end of Energy East!
TransCanada abandons its mega Energy East pipeline project following an intense protest in Quebec.
Équiterre is on the organizing committee for two major climate marches: Action Climat in Quebec City and 100 Possibles in Ottawa
The Quebec government rejects of the Rabaska LNG terminal project in Lévis.
La population s'unit pour l'environnement
Près de 300 000 personnes se sont réunies à Montréal pour un grand rassemblement le 22 avril 2022.
The end of shale gas!
The Quebec government adopts a moratorium on shale gas development in the province after a massive citizen mobilization.