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Équiterre welcomes the regulatory tightening in the federal government's new climate plan, but reiterates the need for new and more ambitious targets - an obligation in order to face the climate crisis.
Actualité - 11 décembre 2020 - Tag : Climate change, Climate change
Équiterre welcomes Montréal's new climate plan, with its innovative measures to confront the climate emergency. "There are a lot of interesting measures in the plan, but we are particularly pleased to see that a climate test will be imposed on all of the city's decisions. It sets a standard for all public administrations," says Marc-André Viau, Director of...
Actualité - 10 décembre 2020 - Tag : Climate change, Montreal Metropolitan Community (MMC)
Mr. Trudeau, with the holiday season nearly upon us, Équiterre has made a wish list to strengthen the newly proposed Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act (Bill C-12).
Actualité - 8 décembre 2020 - Tag : Climate change, Climate change, federal government
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 Équiterre.
Actualité - 19 novembre 2020 - Tag : Climate change, federal government
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.
Actualité - 16 novembre 2020 - Tag : Climate change, Green economy
Despite repeated pledges to end inefficient fossil fuel subsidies, G20 governments’ support to fossil fuels has dropped by only 9% since 2014–2016, hitting USD 584 billion annually over the last three years, according to a report released today by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), and Oil...
Actualité - 10 novembre 2020 - Tag : Climate change, Fossil Fuel
On Wednesday, the Bureau d'audiences publiques sur l'environnement (BAPE) consultations on the proposed fossil gas liquefaction plant in the Saguenay region concluded, having witnessed historic public participation. It was historic because of the incredible quantity and quality of the documents filed by the public, because of the diversity of speakers and because of the...
Actualité - 5 novembre 2020 - Tag : Climate change, GNL
Olivia Ruge, a youth member of Équiterre’s Board of Directors, has issued an urgent warning on behalf of her generation: “We’re not doing well.” Are our elected representatives in tune with today’s youth? Have a look at Olivia's letter (in French) >>
Actualité - 3 novembre 2020 - Tag : Climate change, Youth
In the federal government’s Speech from the Throne on September 23, the energy transition and the environment were named as drivers of the post-COVID recovery. This is encouraging news, but concrete measures can no longer be put off. We’re happy with the announcement that the planned recovery will be green and equitable, but we must now insist that the government...
Actualité - 1 octobre 2020 - Tag : Climate change, federal government