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Programs Related to the Fight Against Climate Change

Programs funded in whole or in part by the Green Fund, through the 2013-2020 Climate Change Action Plan, aim to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and/or assist Québec society in adapting to the impacts of climate change.

Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l’Électrification des transports (MTMDET) 
Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MDDELCC)
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ)
Transition énergétique Québec (TEQ)

By Activity Sector


The sources of energy used in various sectors contribute in significant ways to GHG emissions in Québec, particularly by their fossil fuel content. Government action targets converting to sources of energy that emit less GHG and improving energy efficiency.


The transportation industry is the most important emitter of GHG in Québec, generating 41% of total emissions in 2014. The measures that have been implemented in this sector seek to foster the growth of various means of transportation other than single-passenger vehicles, for example, active and mass transit. Efforts have also been made to improve energy efficiency and to encourage the use of substitute energy for moving people and goods. The electrification of transportation is also a key avenue for intervention, materialized in the 2015-2020 Transportation Electrification Action Plan.  

Research and Innovation

Research and innovation are indispensable to stimulating the growth of new technologies for fighting climate change. The measures laid out in the Climate Change Action Plan aim at developing knowledge and know-how in the areas of GHG emission reduction and adaptation to climate change impact, and at incorporating them into practices used in various sectors of activity.

Residual materials and Agriculture

Agriculture and residual materials are respectively ranked in fourth and fifth place in terms of their GHG emissions in Québec. The measures that have been implemented here are mainly aimed at reducing emissions from organic matter landfilling through biomethanation and composting, as well as encouraging the adoption of technologies, practices and means of production that enable agricultural producers to reduce their GHG emissions.

Mobilization, partnerships and Exemplarity

The government plays an active role in providing leadership for mobilizing businesses, municipalities and private citizens in the fight against climate change. Its forward-looking actions aim at ensuring that Québec has a leadership position in international organizations that are active the sphere of climate change and in incorporating climate change concerns into government decisions.

  • Programme Action-Climat Québec (Support program for community mobilization and climate change initiatives for fighting climate change) - MDDELCC (French)

International Climate Cooperation

Other programs are under development and will be added to this list as the implementation of the 2013-2020 Climate Change Action Plan moves forward

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Private citizens



Non profit organizations

Other programs are under development and will be added to this list as the implementation of the 2013-2020 Climate Change Action Plan moves forward