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Post-COVID Economic Recovery: A Climate Opportunity?

Post-COVID Economic Recovery: A Climate Opportunity?

By: Alexie Roy-Lafontaine As a society, we are at the crossroads between a human and a sanitary crisis and an economic and social crisis. The current historical confinement period and self-assessment leads to certain reflections in regard to our...
Energy Transition: From Fossil Fuels to Renewables

Energy Transition: From Fossil Fuels to Renewables

More than 95% of the electricity consumed and produced in Quebec comes from hydropower, a carbon-neutral energy [2]. However, the industrial and transport sectors are mainly fueled by fossil fuels. Indeed, the transport sector alone consumes 82% of...
Closing the loop, once and for all

Closing the loop, once and for all

Cyclic processes such as water and nutrients abound in natural ecosystems. When species die, they decompose and integrate the soil with a range of nutrients necessary for the survival of others. Residual matter of one species is the food of the...
Earth also has its limits

Earth also has its limits

By: Alexie Roy-Lafontaine The growth of the world’s population inevitably leads to an increase in the demand for natural resources (water, energy, minerals, wood) and living spaces. These demands put pressure on ecosystems and will increase in the...
Sustainable mobility: What it is and how to get there

Sustainable mobility: What it is and how to get there

By: Alexie Roy-Lafontaine If I ride my bicycle to work, I practice sustainable mobility, right? Yes and no! The answer is not that simple. In fact, the concept of sustainable mobility links a multitude of players from different sectors. Citizens...