Montréal Climate Partnership

Time for action

Partner organizations of the Montreal Climate Partnership (MCP) from economic, institutional, community and philanthropic circles, together form a movement aimed at accelerating their ecological transition in the face of the climate emergency. Through our engagement platform organizations, as corporate citizens, play a major role by committing to adopt and implement at least one structuring action* aimed at reducing their carbon footprint, strengthening the city’s resilience to climate change, and setting an example for their business sector.

* In addition to actions already planned, undertaken or completed.

Organisations that have recently confirmed a commitment to the climate:

Did you know?

Most of Montréal’s GHG emissions come from road transport (people and goods) and buildings (fossil fuel heating equipment used in the residential, commercial and institutional sectors). Structuring measures in these two sectors are therefore essential for Montréal to achieve its target of -55% of GHG emissions by 2030.

That said, Montréal’s emissions inventory does not currently include indirect emissions from the community (scope 3). However, the community must change its consumption patterns under penalty of seeing these emissions almost double by 20501. To achieve the objectives set through the Paris Agreement, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (which includes Montréal among its members) estimates that the urban population of member countries must halve the carbon footprint resulting from their consumption habits by 2030, and 80% by 2050.

Montréal organizations – as consumers of materials, energy and services, as generators of travel for their employees, customers and suppliers – therefore have a key role to play in this transition.

What are the types of emissions?

Scope 1


Emissions resulting directly from activities carried out on the territory of the city or organization (emissions from vehicles, factories, heating equipment, etc.).

Scope 2


Indirect emissions due to the energy consumed by households and businesses in the city, or by the organization (emissions that took place during the production of this energy).

Scope 3


All other emissions resulting from the activities of businesses, residents, industries, municipal services, etc. that occur outside the city area (consumption of goods and services by the community, which result in emissions elsewhere in the world: textiles, food, electronics, building materials, etc.).

In addition, the increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events are already causing major economic and human costs for the City: the historic floods of spring 2019, alone, cost $17 million2 and the 2018 heat wave caused 66 deaths on the Island of Montréal3. In this context, adaptation and resilience are subjects that require immediate and significant interventions to protect our infrastructures, organizations, communities and ecosystems in the face of known or anticipated effects of climate change.