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The sum of all our individual actions brings about change, and every action counts - a statement often repeated by Équiterre. Though that will always be the case, our current situation calls for something far bigger - for much larger steps. The pandemic has laid bare our vulnerabilities while testing the limits of our systems and the solidarity of our social fabric.
Actualité - 1 juillet 2020 - Tag : Climate change, Make a difference every day
Every month, Équiterre suggests an action to help make our communities and our systems more resilient. But these individual actions will only have a meaningful impact if they are part of a broader reform process. Changes must be collective to positively transform our economy, our social systems and our relationships, not just with our fellow citizens but with the environment...
Actualité - 1 juillet 2020 - Tag : Climate change, Make a difference every day
23,870 Équiterre supporters responded to our call last week to add their name to our petition against Bill 61. This avalanche of signatories in such a short period of time is unprecedented for an Équiterre petition. Our supporters, like us, and like the many other campaigns against PL61, were outraged at the government's attempt to circumvent certain environmental rules to...
Actualité - 18 juin 2020 - Tag : Climate change, Environment
Since the onset of the current public health crisis, you’ve no doubt noticed discarded COVID-19-related products in your neighbourhood, including masks. Many of you have shared your concerns with us about this problem and about the renewed interest in single-use products. So let’s try and get to the heart of these issues, via a Q&A: Question: Should we be...
Actualité - 15 juin 2020 - Tag : Climate change, Environment
Everyone knows that when a serious illness hits, monetary wealth doesn’t guarantee a recovery. The logic is the same on a larger scale: even the wealthiest nations were not able to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and are struggling to manage it. We must come to terms with the fact that we are very small in the face of the vagaries of nature. A tiny virus can upend...
Actualité - 11 juin 2020 - Tag : Climate change, Environment
With Bill 61, the government of Quebec seeks to advance an economic stimulus package that accelerates the approval of new infrastructure projects at the expense of essential environmental assessments.
Actualité - 9 juin 2020 - Tag : Climate change, Environment
  Public finance analysis shows Canada 2nd in G20 for fossil fuel support because of Export Development Canada To view or download the full report
Communiqué - 4 juin 2020 - Tag : Climate change, Oil and gas industry
Commitments by the federal government to exceed Canada’s 2030 goal under the Paris Agreement and set the country on a path to a net-zero emissions future by 2050 present a critical opportunity to ramp up climate ambition and action.
Actualité - 1 juin 2020 - Tag : Climate change, Climate change
Commitments by the federal government to exceed Canada’s 2030 goal under the Paris Agreement and set the country on a path to a net-zero emissions future by 2050 present a critical opportunity to ramp up climate ambition and action. This policy brief proposes a framework for a new Canadian Climate Accountability Act that would enshrine these new and ambitious commitments...
Publication - 1 juin 2020 - Tag : Climate change, Climate change
Équiterre has submitted a new version of its recommendations for the 2020 federal budget, the release of which had been delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis. The decisions made today to respond to the health, economic and climate crises affecting Canadian society will have significant impacts in the years to come. In light of this reality, the 14 recommendations submitted by...
Actualité - 23 avril 2020 - Tag : Climate change, Federal budget