What does a just transition under the Egyptian presidency mean?
What is the role of Quebec civil society in the energy transition?
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET VIDEOCONFERENCING
A just transition for the Egyptian presidency, what does that mean?
Although Africa's contribution to greenhouse gas emissions is minimal, its people suffer disproportionately from the consequences of climate change. Indeed, some individuals and communities face greater risks associated with climate change and environmental degradation. Also, many African countries are trapped in economic opportunities related to fossil fuel exploitation. As Egypt hosts this year's COP27, the idea of transitioning to an equitable and inclusive post-carbon society makes sense. The Climate Dialogues invite you to learn more about the concept of just transition and how it is really happening on the African continent?
Patrick Rondeau has been a union advisor – Environment and just transition for the Quebec Federation of Labor (FTQ) since 2019. He was an FTQ regional advisor for the greater metropolitan area from 2012 to 2019. He was also in charge of mobilization and coordinated several national campaigns at the FTQ, including Minimum 15$.
He coordinated various delegations from the FTQ and the Fonds de solidarité FTQ to the COPs. Patrick also represents the union constitution in various forums and expert groups of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change on just transition.
Patrick has been active and working in the labor movement since 2000.
Aliénor (Allie) Rougeot is a climate justice activist and program manager at Environmental Defense Canada, where she advocates for a just transition for workers and communities. She has been an advocate for human rights since a young age, and co-founded the group Fridays for Future Toronto in 2018, where she led numerous student climate strikes. She was recognized by The Starfish in their 25 under 25 Environmentalists ranking and by Corporate Knights in their 30 Under 30 Sustainability Leaders.
Senior advisor at COPTICOM since 2018, Étienne is frequently called upon to coordinate alliances and committees of experts where he favors the establishment of a constructive and effective dialogue between the economic, social, environmental and academic communities in order to contribute to the transformation of Quebec society.
Étienne worked for five years as a political advisor to the Minister of the Environment and to the leader of the official opposition in the National Assembly of Quebec.
12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET VIDEO CONFERENCE
November 15 debriefing
We find our team on site in Egypt for an assessment of this eighth day which aims to welcome leaders from around the world to the Conference of the Parties so that they present high-level ambitions and actions with a view to maintaining a threshold 1.5°C within reach, adapt to protect communities and natural habitats and mobilize funding. members of civil society. They make it possible to ensure greater transparency between the “in camera” discussions of the negotiators and the rest of the population, in addition to reducing the risk of a gap between the discourse and the international commitments of those elected and their practices.
3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET VIDEO CONFERENCE
What is the role of Quebec civil society in the energy transition?
In effect since June 10, 2022, the 2026 upgrade of the Energy Transition, Innovation and Efficiency Master Plan sets the course for the energy transition in Quebec for the next 4 years. From transportation to industry, including bioenergy, this plan includes more than 200 measures. Between efficiency and sobriety, its implementation requires a collective effort on the part of all actors of Quebec's civil society. What are the real impacts on Quebecers and to what extent are they involved in this transition?
Laure Waridel is a PhD ecosociologist, associate professor at the Institute of Environmental Sciences at UQAM and advisor to the law firm Trudel, Johnston & Lespérance (TJL). Co-founder of Équiterre, pioneer of fair trade and responsible consumption in Quebec, she is also co-author of the Pacte pour la transition and co-instigator of the Mères au front movement. Laure Waridel has written several books, including “Acheter, c'est vote”, “L'Envers de l'assiette” and her most recent “La transition, c'est là-tenant”. She also made a name for herself through her columns on Radio-Canada radio. She writes a column in the Journal de Montréal and the Journal de Québec.
Dominique Bernier is an education advisor for a viable future at the Centrale des unions du Québec, where she deals with issues related to the environment and just transition. She coordinates the CSQ's Collective Action Movement in Environmental and Social Transition, the ACTES Movement. She also represents the CSQ on the Inter-union climate network (RIC) as well as on the board of directors of the Common Front for Energy Transition, of which she is the chair.
Martin Vaillancourt is Director General of the National Regrouping of Regional Environmental Councils of Quebec, he has been working within the CRE network since 2012, first as administrator of the CRE Chaudière-Appalaches (CRECA), then, since 2015 , as general manager. Driven by consultation, Martin has developed expertise as a facilitator in various files with government stakeholders, local decision-makers, organizations and citizen groups. He has also acquired expertise in mobilization and awareness-raising in the fight against climate change and energy transition.
Mr. Mustapha Ouyed is co-founder and Executive Vice-President of Groupe ONYM, a Quebec company that produces and markets bioenergy and bioproducts to effectively reduce the carbon footprint of products and services. His training in environmental engineering, his involvement on the Board of Directors of the Conseil Patronal de l'Environnement du Québec (CPEQ), as well as on the orientation council of the Center for Studies in Chemical Processes of Quebec (CEPROCQ) , and his presence as a delegate at the United Nations conferences COP 11, 15, 17 and 22 make him an essential reference for all questions of greenhouse gas management and energy transition.
Jean-Pierre Finet has more than 30 years of experience in energy efficiency in Quebec, Canada and internationally. For the past 10 years, Jean-Pierre has been representing the Regroupement des organizations Environnementaux en Energie (ROEE) as an analyst in matters of economic regulation of energy and energy policies.
The eight members of ROEE are Nature Québec, Fondation Rivières, Canot Kayak Québec, Regroupement Vigilance Hydrocarbures Québec, the Madelinéenne Association for Energy and Environmental Security, Coule pas chez nous, the Association for Nuclear Surveillance and Écohabitation.
Mr. Finet mainly intervenes in Énergir and Hydro-Québec cases before the Régie de l'énergie, but also during hearings of the Bureau d'audiences publiques sur l'environnement and during parliamentary committees.
Jean-Pierre holds a Bachelors degree in Political Science and a Diploma in Communications and Public Relations.