MONTREAL — With targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55 per cent by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, the climate plan unveiled today by Montreal is in line with climate science and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recommendations and allows the city to position itself at the forefront of the fight against climate change. Following the plan’s presentation, David Suzuki Foundation Quebec executive director Sabaa Khan said:

“Since 2018, through an innovative partnership, our Foundation has contributed to modelling the city’s emissions and design of a plan to reduce them. We are proud to see this effort to align with science is being translated into a detailed plan that establishes a path to ensure Montreal responds to the climate emergency while creating significant opportunities for technological, social and economic innovation.”

“Climate science leaves no doubt: We have less than 10 years to change course to avoid the worst consequences for nature, biodiversity and the quality of life of our children and future generations. This colossal task falls to all actors in civil society and all levels of government. It is encouraging to see Montreal — a major metropolis in Quebec, Canada and the world — assume its leadership role in the fight against climate change. Our city is on the side of action, hope and solutions.”

“For this plan to achieve its ambitious goals, it is essential to mobilize Montreal’s society as a whole, quickly. With the long-awaited unveiling of this climate plan, the real work can finally begin. The David Suzuki Foundation will continue to offer collaboration and expertise to ensure this climate plan moves us toward the future we want.”

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