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Promoting climate action

throughout Québec

Climat de


Climat de changement is a large-scale Québec-wide initiative led by the RNCREQ and the sixteen conseils régionaux de l’environnement (regional environmental councils, or CREs)

Our network is part of Canada’s effort to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 and to help communities build up their climate resilience.

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5 Objectives for
Climat de changement
Who is
Climat de changement for?
This initiative targets regional decision-makers and administrators in public agencies and the business sector. The goal is to equip you with the necessary knowledge and tools, foster communication and cooperation and create synergy in order to better combat climate change. Your entire organization can be part of the movement!
Your areas of influence

These areas deserve your attention and need your intervention.

Public authorities and agencies

Your services



Public Safety


Human Resources

Urban Planning

Public Works


Industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) sector

Your departments

Energy Resources

Physical Resources

Human Resources

Waste Management

The environmental issues
that need your help

After educating decision-makers on environmental issues, the CREs will then focus on the crucial role these individuals can play and what actions they should take. Let’s start with the most important!

Buildings and construction

Buildings are responsible for 10% of GHG emissions and 32% of energy consumption in Quebec……

Agriculture and forestry

Agriculture and forestry are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change…

Natural environments

Biodiversity and healthy natural environments are needed to stabilize the climate…

Circular economy

More than 96% of all resources circulating in the Quebec economy are not reused…


54% of the energy consumed in Quebec is still of fossil origin, whereas this share was already 58% in 1987…

Tree planting and green infrastructure

Greening our living environments helps to mitigate the causes, but also the effects, of climate change…

Municipal services

8% of Quebec’s GHG emissions come from municipal waste and wastewater management…


Transport is the leading sector emitting GHGs (43%), and the fastest growing sector (+35%) since 1990, in Quebec…

How can you take part in it?

CRE teams are familiar with each region’s specific context, needs and available resources. They implement various activities to help the communities achieve these goals. They can listen to your ideas and help you achieve your goals.

Find the team working in your region and get in touch with them!

Lac-Saint-Jean CREDD


CRE Capitale-Nationale


CRE Mauricie








CRE Laurentides


CRE Montérégie