NEW – QC: Québec announces new advisory committee to implement 2030 Green Economy Plan
The 2030 Green Economy Plan officially came into effect on April 1, with $1.131 billion earmarked for the first year of its implementation. The province has announced a new 12-member Advisory Committee on Climate Change to advise the minister on addressing climate change and help implement the plan, including promoting electrification. Its mandate is to advise the minister on direction, programs, policies and strategies to combat climate change, taking into account the evolution of scientific and technological knowledge as well as scientific consensus in this area. The work of the committee has already begun, with the minister requesting advice on a number of topics, including:
- Ways to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector, particularly heavy duty emissions from the trucking segment;
- Innovative blended financing options that could be used in the next two to five years to support the climate transition;
- Future and disruptive technologies with the greatest potential to reduce emissions while considering Quebec's industrial composition and its ability to maintain competitiveness; and
- Identification of the potential to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
Released last November, the Plan for a Green Economy 2030 has $6.7 billion in funding over five years. As of April 1, a record $1.13 billion has been allocated to implement the plan.
For more information, view the government's news release (in French) here.