Quebec Wins Prestigious Award For Climate Change Leadership

Quebec was recognized with the award at the Cop26 conference in Glascow

The Minister of the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change, Mr. Benoit Charette, was proud to learn today that Quebec has won the first prize of the Leadership Awards 2021 awarded by the Coalition Under2, an international organization that brings together some 260 members, including Quebec. These awards aim to recognize and promote the achievements of regions and states pushing the boundaries of climate action.

More specifically, Quebec is the winner in the “Climate Partnerships” category, which rewards a member of the Coalition for his exceptional collaboration with his peers in the context of the organization’s many works, as well as for the alliances and partnerships created in around the world to accelerate the decarbonization of the global economy.

“I am honored that Quebec’s leadership is being highlighted today by the Under2 Coalition. Climate change is a global phenomenon that requires collective and concerted action. I deeply believe that by joining forces, we can act faster and more effectively to build a low-carbon, resilient and sustainable global economy. That is why Quebec is reaching out to all those who, like it, want to be part of the solution. “

Benoit Charette , Minister of the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change, Minister responsible for the Fight against Racism and Minister responsible for the Laval region

For more than a decade, Quebec has made considerable efforts in several international and bilateral partnerships in order to share its expertise, but also to draw inspiration from best practices around the world. It is in this context that the Government of Quebec joined the Under2 Coalition when it was created in 2015. Since joining, Quebec has participated in several innovative initiatives of the organization, such as Net Zero Future, which helps Coalition members plan their roadmap towards the decarbonization of their economy, or the Future Fund, which provides financial support to subnational governments of developing countries so that they can participate in the activities and work of the Coalition Under2.

In addition to its contribution to the Coalition’s activities, Quebec has also engaged in international partnerships focusing on subjects of common interest, in particular electromobility, carbon pricing, adaptation to climate change and cooperation. international climate policy. A few days ago, the Prime Minister, Mr François Legault, announced a new contribution from Quebec to the United Nations Adaptation Fund, in the order of ten million dollars.