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Fighting for the climate and transitioning to renewable energy

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The Challenges

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.

Our vision

A low carbon society working to decrease energy consumption

Our initiatives

Our impact

Over 25 years of climate action by Équiterre



Launch of the campaign "Quebec’s Energy Future - We need to talk about it"

We need to think collectively about how we want to use our precious green energy: to produce what, for what purposes and for whose benefit?


A major legislative breakthrough

The federal government adopts the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act (C-12) after having been pressured by environmental groups


COP15 is held in Montreal!

During this edition, Équiterre presented a conference and a panel on soil biodiversity and hosted a kiosk on soil biodiversity


COP27: Energy transition and climate offsets

Équiterre hosts a non-partisan panel on climate action in Quebec and Canada


Quebec adopts the law that puts an end to hydrocarbon exploration and production


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.


Climate marches

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.

Act now!