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Découvrez : Coalition Climat Montréal

Coalition Climat Montréal fait la promotion de la neutralité carbone pour Montréal d’ici 2042 (date du 400ème anniversaire de la Ville de Montréal), auprès des élus municipaux, des entreprises, des organisations et des citoyens. La Coalition base ses actions sur quatre piliers: budget carbone, inventaire des émissions de GES, test climat, participation citoyenne. Blandine Sebileau s’est entretenue avec son président Jean-François Boisvert pour parler de la participation de la Coalition au Projet de Résilience Verte, et du dialogue organisé le 2 février dernier avec la communauté du Grand Montréal.

‘Buried’ Science Shows Fast Carbon Cuts Can Stabilize Temperatures in 3-4 Years

There’s still time for decisive actions that would stabilize global temperatures over a span of three or four years, rather than three or four decades, but only if countries move swiftly to bring greenhouse gas emissions to zero, two senior climate scientists said Thursday, during a webinar hosted by the Covering Climate Now (CCNow) news collaborative.

Links: housing

Housing and climate change are connected. Like unaffordability, climate change is an additional threat to housing security in Canada, displacing millions of people from their homes every year. People who are displaced due to climate disasters, or who are unhoused, feel the effects of climate events and extreme weather more intensely than people who have secure housing. Ensuring adequate, affordable housing for everyone is key to protecting communities from the effects of climate change.

Links: transportation

Transportation is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada, accounting for 23 per cent of total emissions. As such, it’s a clear area of focus when it comes to exploring lower-carbon climate solutions. What will it take to create low-carbon transit that’s affordable, reliable and builds resilience in communities across Canada?

Explainer: What is climate change?

Climate change is the rise of global temperatures and the impact of that rise on weather systems. Climate change causes a wide range of effects including sea level rise, flooding, wildfires, drought, extreme weather, species extinction, food shortages and more. In Canada, we’re already feeling many of these impacts first-hand. And if we don’t act now, and act drastically, these effects will only worsen.

Green Resilience Project announces first local partners

The Green Resilience Project is thrilled to introduce its first group of partners who will host conversations to identify and document what communities need to build resilience and encourage local action on all the aspects of the climate crisis—from responses to local climate impacts to the transition out of fossil fuel employment. 

You are not alone: coping with climate anxiety

Learning about the scale and urgency of climate change, or the work that lies ahead of us to seriously manage the climate crisis, can be overwhelming. It’s easy for this fear to keep us from taking action—but it doesn’t have to.

What is greenwashing? How terms like “net zero” and “carbon neutral” are used to justify continued fossil fuel use

When we use terms like net zero and carbon neutral, it’s important to understand how they and other climate buzzwords are repurposed and reinterpreted by a wide range of actors – from governments to corporations – who want to appear as though they’re doing more to respond to climate change than they really are. This practice is sometimes referred to as greenwashing, i.e. when a company claims to care about climate change or environmental practices without meaningfully supporting those claims.

Explainer: what is a net-zero transition?

Many countries are responding to climate change by setting net-zero emissions targets, meaning that by a set date they will either produce zero greenhouse gas emissions or offset the impact of their emissions through activities that remove greenhouse gases from the air (eg. through tree planting or carbon capture and storage technologies). What will net-zero look like, and how will we get there?