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2021 edition

ABOUT

Live from the COP

Greta and the big van

Maya Cousineau Mollen

Poetess Cassandre
 

My darling you will feel lonely

In front of the bituminous monsters

 

Your courage as a warrior

Be an example and resonate

 

Warrior loneliness for a planet

Exhausted from her humanity virus

 

Last call before the requiem

The one who will sing about our extinction

 

My dreams are burning

My future echoes

It is cemetery

 

I walk among the carcasses

Sea elves

Troubadour dolphins

Courteous Belugas

I lie down next to them

 

I deliver them from me

Kahnawà delegation: ke Collective Impact 

Carlee Kawinehta Loft, Julie Delisle, Karahkwinetha Goodleaf, and Ohontsakéhte Montour

* activation of French subtitles by clicking on cc

Our programming at a glance  

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Our Debriefing team 

Almost every day accredited people attending COP-26 in Scotland summarize the day's key points and answer questions from civil society.  

In addition we will publish a summary of each day on our negotiation in brief page 

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Caroline Brouillette

Director of domestic policies Climate Action Network (CAN-Rac)

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Patrick Rondeau

Union Advisor - Environment and Just Transition Federation of Workers of Quebec

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Catherine gauthier

Executive Director of ENvironnement JEUnesse

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Andréanne Brazeau

Analyst - Mobility at Équiterre

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Maheep Sandhu

Program Manager at Climate Reality Canada | Climate reality Canada

Émile Boisseau-Bouvier

Émile Boisseau-Bouvier

Analyst - Climate policies and ecological transition at Équiterre

First week of negotiations

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MON 1 NOV

SUMMIT OF LEADERS 

Welcoming women and men leaders from around the world to the Conference of the Parties to present high-level ambitions and actions to ensure a net zero rate globally and to maintain a threshold of 1.5 ° C at within reach, adapt to protect communities and natural habitats, and mobilize funding.

MON 1 NOV

8: 00-9: 30 am Climate ambition breakfast 

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André-Yanne Parent  

Executive Director of the Climate Reality Project Canada

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Kanahsohon kevin deer

From the Mohaw community of Kahnawake. For the past 30 years, he has been involved in the conservation and revitalization of the Mohawk language.  He is also a Keeper of Spiritual Knowledge at the Mohawk Trail Longhouse, which involves knowledge of sacred songs, dances and rituals.

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Caroline Brouillette

Director of domestic policies Climate Action Network (CAN-Rac)

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Marouane Joundi

Research master's candidate in political science and teaching assistant at the University of Montreal

Ambition Ambition Ambition ! This leitmotif animates COP-26. It's no secret, keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels and guarding against the dangerous effects of climate change requires increased ambition on all key aspects. of the climate agenda.  

 

Join our climate ambition breakfast!  Get the tools to better understand climate change, understand what is meant by ambition and understand the role that Quebec can play at the heart of its negotiations. 

It will also be an opportunity to question the issues of justice and solidarity that this COP poses. The current circumstances: inequitable access to vaccines and exorbitant costs of participation mean that those facing the most disproportionate impacts of the climate crisis will not be well represented at the negotiating table. Questioning the credibility of the process . 

11:30 am-12:30pm  Debriefing

MON 1 NOV

We find our team on site who will give us the results of this first opening 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 in view. keep a 1.5 ° C threshold within reach, adapt to protect communities and natural habitats and mobilize funding

Register by filling out  the registration form 

MON 1 NOV

13h00-14h15  No more excuses: the latest IPCC report 

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Frédéric bouchard

Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Geomatics at the University of Sherbrooke

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Annie chaloux

Professor at the School of Applied Politics at the University of Sherbrooke

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Alejandro Di Luca  

Main author of the latest IPCC report

Last August, a report on the scientific elements of climate change was published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The conclusions drawn there cannot be clearer: unless there are immediate, rapid and massive reductions in GHG emissions, limiting warming to 1.5 ° C or below 2 ° C will no longer be possible. And that would result in the failure of the primary objective of the Paris Agreement.  

 

So, to better understand the main lines and the main findings of the latest IPCC report and its impact on the negotiations, but also the role of this world reference organization on climate change, come and listen to our experts on the subject!

TUE 2  NOV

SUMMIT OF LEADERS 

Welcoming women and men leaders from around the world to the Conference of the Parties to present high-level ambitions and actions to ensure a net zero rate globally and to maintain a threshold of 1.5 ° C at within reach, adapt to protect communities and natural habitats, and mobilize funding.

TUE 2 NOV

9h00-10h00  The Climatoscope breakfast: COP-26 one more COP?

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Hugo seguin

Fellow at the Center for International Studies and Research of the University of Montreal (CÉRIUM) and Associate Researcher at the Center for Studies on Integration and Globalization (CÉIM)

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Annie chaloux

Professor at the School of Applied Politics at the University of Sherbrooke

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Géraud De Lassus Saint-Geniès

Assistant professor at the Faculty of Law of Laval University.

CoPs are often criticized and their usefulness questioned, not without reason. After 25 years of great meetings, thousands of hours of negotiations and results that still seem too unambitious, it is legitimate to question the usefulness of COPs. But the fact remains that behind this COP-26 lies an essential truth, governments can no longer pretend and must show ambition.  

 

So if you too are wondering what the CoPs are for and how the negotiations in Glasgow will be different join this breakfast.

TUE 2 NOV

10:30 a.m.-12: 00 p.m.  Prevention is better than cure: public health in the age of climate change 

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Melissa Generous

Specialist in public health and preventive medicine and associate professor at the University of Sherbrooke

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Celine Campagna

Holder of a doctorate in animal sciences from Laval University, she is an establishment researcher at the National Institute of Public Health of Quebec (INSPQ)

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Dr. Claudel Pétrin-Desrosiers

Family physician at the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve CLSC and clinical lecturer in the Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine at the University of Montreal

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Gabriel Blouin Genest

Associate Professor, School of Applied Politics, University of Sherbrooke. Scientific Co-Director, CIDIS (Interdisciplinary Center for International Health Development), Université de Sherbrooke

As COP-26 nears, more than 400 international health organizations and professionals, representing two-thirds of the world's health workers, signed an open letter calling on policymakers to consider the benefits of l climate action for health.  

 

Yet while the effects of climate change on the health of individuals, but also on our entire health system are already being felt, most climate decision-making processes fail to consider the health benefits. There is no miracle cure for this problem, but achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement is already a good start. Solutions are available to us, come and discuss them and make health a game of climate ambition. 

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Debriefing

TUE 2 NOV

We find our team live from COP-26 who will take stock of this opening day, which aims to welcome leaders from around the world to the Conference of the Parties so that they present ambitions and actions of high level in order to keep a threshold of 1.5 ° C within reach, adapt to protect communities and natural habitats and mobilize funding.

TUE 2 NOV

2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.   Canadian Carbon Neutral Accountability Act and Beyond?

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Lisa Gue  

Researcher and Principal Analyst at the David Suzuki Foundation

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Sarah houde

General Manager of Propulsion Québec

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Rodrigue Turgeon

lawyer at the Quebec Environmental Law Center

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Jerome Lussier

Director of Parliamentary Affairs for Senator Miville-Dechêne in the Senate of Canada.

Karine Peloffy

Parliamentary and legal affairs advisor since 2019 to Senator Rosa Galvez.

The Canadian Carbon Neutral Accountability Act,  (LCRMC), explicitly mentions the Paris Agreement and Canada's international commitments on climate change. There is no doubt that the race for carbon neutrality has already started and Canada, with its LCRMC, has given itself a roadmap to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. But nothing prevents it from reaching it sooner!  

 

Let's discuss the future of this law, its implementation given the urgency to act! But also of the role that we can play in its full application for the good of present and future generations.

TUE 2 NOV

4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.   Quebec's fair share in the global effort to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 ° C

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Caroline Brouillette

Director of domestic policies Climate Action Network (CAN-Rac)

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Francois Geoffroy

Co-founder and spokesperson of La Planète invites himself to Parliament

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Patrick Rondeau 

Union Advisor - Environment and Just Transition Federation of Workers of Quebec

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Alix Ruhlmann Committed citizen, after having taken part in three rounds of international negotiations

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Christian Holz is Senior Research Associate at the Climate Equity Reference Project - and the Executive Director of the Climate Equity Reference Project Canada.

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Animation Karel Mayrand

President and CEO at Foundation of Greater Montreal

No country can solve the climate crisis on its own, which is why we need to achieve unprecedented levels of international collaboration. And, it's hard to imagine implementing such a collaboration without everyone contributing their fair share to the global effort.

This principle of fair share does not apply only to countries, but can extend to entities such as provinces, cities, or even individuals. So in this context, it is legitimate to ask: "What is Quebec's fair share in the global fight against climate change and how can it implement it?" "

Join this conversation to learn more about Quebec's fair share and the means at our disposal to implement it.

Report published by the Climate Action Network Canada aiming to assess Quebec's fair share in the global response to the issue of climate change, starting by recognizing that equity is a principle  important - necessary - to respond to climate change

WED 3 NOV

FINANCE

​Mobilize large-scale public and private financial flows for mitigation and adaptation.

TO  COMING VERY SOON

WED 3 NOV

8h00-9h00  The climate finance breakfast

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Eddy Perez

Head of international climate diplomacy CAN-Rac

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Alexandre gajevic

Professor in the political science department at Laval University.  

Mobilizing global finance is one of the stated goals of the COP-26 presidency. But in concrete terms, what does climate finance cover, what are its levers for action and where are we in collecting 100 billion US dollars per year by 2020 for developing countries?  

 

After this breakfast, climate finance will have no more secrets for you! 

TO  COMING VERY SOON

WED 3 NOV

10:00 am-11:30am  Climate change: the mad rush of biodiversity decline

“Climate change and biodiversity loss are two of the most pressing issues of the Anthropocene,” says the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) in its report released last summer. The figures presented there are alarming: about half of the area of coral reefs and more than 85% of the global area of wetlands have disappeared as of today. Under the most pessimistic scenarios, rapid climate change could wipe out up to 90% of all species. It is no longer time to sound the alarm, but to act.  

 

To learn about the main impacts of climate change on biodiversity and the existing synergies between climate and ecosystems, but also to understand how international commitments such as the Paris Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity lay the foundations for governance for the climate and the preservation of biodiversity, come and join us on this panel!

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Dominique Gravel - Professor at the University of Sherbrooke and Holder of the Canada Research Chair in Integrative Ecology

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Dominique Berteaux -Professor in ecology at the University of Quebec at Rimouski and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Northern Biodiversity.

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Animation, Diego Creimer

Manager - Nature solutions for the climate and government relations at the Society for Nature and Parks (SNAP Quebec).

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Ahmed Djoghlaf- Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity from 2006 to 2012 and associate professor at the University of Sherbrooke

WED 3 NOV

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Debriefing

We find our team live from COP-26 who will take stock of this day of negotiations which aims to mobilize financial flows.

WED 3 NOV

4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Climate finance: what role for Quebec and Canada internationally?

In 2009, rich countries agreed to increase climate finance for the poorest countries to reach 100 billion dollars per year by 2020. At the Paris climate summit in 2015 (COP21), this objective was extended until 'in 2025. 
But beyond a monetary commitment from rich countries, what does this funding represent? Why are the public funds of Quebeckers being used in the fight against climate change? Concretely, how is it deployed in the countries? 

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Josée Michaud, Director of Programs and Mobilization at the Ministry of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change (MELCC) 

Caroline Mailloux, Program Officer - Food Security and Environment, Oxfam-Québec 

Sue Szabo is Executive Director of Global Affairs Canada's Office of Innovative and Climate Finance

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Dr Parfait BLALOGOE, Executive Director of the Center for Research and Expertise for Local Development (CREDL), Benin

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Moderator: Denis Côté, Policy Analyst at the Quebec Association of International Cooperation Organizations (AQOCI) 

THU 4 NOV

Accelerate the global transition to clean energy.

THU 4 NOV

8h00-9h00  Energy breakfast

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Karine Peloffy

Parliamentary and legal affairs advisor since 2019 to Senator Rosa Galvez.

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Sarah houde

General Manager of Propulsion Québec

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Johanne whitmore

Principal researcher at the Chair in Energy Sector Management at HEC Montréal

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Vincent Moreau Executive Vice-President at Écotech Québec

Energy is at the heart of the climate change emergency and yet the word is never spoken in the Paris Agreement. This fourth day of negotiations aims  accelerating the global transition to clean energy. 

So, over the course of this breakfast, let's explore how the energy transition that we are urged to adopt represents a real collective challenge. Let's question together how we consume energy and where it comes from to better address the challenges of energy transition

THU 4 NOV

10:00 am-11:30am  Getting out of hydrocarbons, yes, but how?

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Karine Peloffy

Parliamentary and legal affairs advisor since 2019 to Senator Rosa Galvez.

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Anne-Celine Guyon

Climate project manager at Nature Québec as.

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Sarah Couturier

As Head of Shareholder Engagement and Advocacy at SHARE

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Sari Sairanen

Unifor Union

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Charles Bonhomme

Specialist, Communications and Public Affairs at the David Suzuki Foundation 

The challenge of climate change is also that of decarbonization, the process by which fossil fuels represent a less and less important part of energy consumption with the long-term objective of zero consumption of this type of energy. .  

Citizen engagement for decarbonization and a just transition has never been so important, so let's discuss this inevitable exit from hydrocarbons and the levers of action at our disposal to ultimately enhance climate ambition.

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Debriefing

GAME 4  NOV

We find our team live from COP-26 who will give us the results of this day of negotiations on energy.

GAME 4  NOV

2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Transition to clean energies: what and how  ?

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Mathieu Levesque

Consultant at Dunsky Energy + Climate

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Philippe Tanguy

General Manager of Polytechnique Montréal since January 2018.

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Vincent Moreau

Executive Vice-President at Écotech Québec

The International Energy Agency in its annual report published two weeks before COP-26, recalls that if we do not invest more heavily and quickly in clean energy, the world will suffer the consequences  a global warming of more than 1.5 degrees: “batteries, hydrogen, electric vehicles… All these sectors are opposed by the resistance of the status quo and fossil fuels”.  

 

But when it comes to clean energy, what types of energy are we really talking about and what kind of transition are we talking about? Join this round table to equip yourself and understand the challenges of a transition to clean energies.

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Animation Jean-Pierre Finet, analyst at the Regroupement des Organizations Environnementaux en Energie (Environmental Bodies in Energy) will lead your panel.

GAME 4  NOV

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Entering the world of carbon pricing mechanisms 

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Full professor in the decision-making sciences department of HEC Montréal and holder of the chair in energy sector management

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Renaud Gignac

Climate policy expert.

Stéphane Legros, MELCC

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Guy Drouin

Company manager, Biothermica Corporation vice-chairman of the board of Bioenergy Haiti and co-chairman of the ecofiscal committee of Écotech Québec

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Animation, Caroline Lee has a diversified experience in the analysis of international climate and energy policies.

Carbon pricing mechanisms are probably at the heart of the measures that Canada will take to achieve its greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets by 2030, with a view to becoming carbon neutral by 2050. Québec is not not left out and also uses this type of measure to achieve its own targets. It is even a cost effective way to reduce emissions. 

The only problem is that carbon pricing only works if the mechanisms are well designed. So where are we, what are the challenges of the Canadian and Quebec approaches?