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and energy

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

Promoting sustainable alternatives

We're working to reduce overall energy consumption and towards the transition to renewable energy.

Our impact

Over 25 years of climate action by Équiterre

2022

A major legislative breakthrough

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

2021

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.

2021

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.

2019

A historical march for the planet

More than 500,000 people gather for a climate march in Montreal, including Greta Thunberg.

2017

The end of Energy East!

TransCanada abandons its mega Energy East pipeline project following an intense protest in Quebec.

2015

Climate marches

Équiterre is on the organizing committee for two major climate marches: Action Climat in Quebec City and 100 Possibles in Ottawa

2013

The Quebec government rejects of the Rabaska LNG terminal project in Lévis.

2012

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.

2011

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!