The Montreal Climate Partnership currently has three types of partners: Steering Committee members, Consulting Partners and Action Partners. Some organizations belong to more than one group.
Nearly 80 organizations that serve as expert advisors for one of our six working groups on Montreal’s priority climate issues: mobility, buildings, businesses, citizen-led initiatives, adaptation and finance. Their mandate is to develop a community initiative that responds to a need identified for each theme and that will contribute to Montreal’s GHG emissions reduction and meeting the city’s carbon neutrality goals.
Buildings (residential, commercial and institutional) account for 28% of Montreal’s emissions. Achieving the city’s 55% GHG reduction target by 2030 depends, among other things, on the success of efforts to decarbonize residential, commercial and institutional buildings.
The actions identified in the City of Montréal’s Climate Plan, such as rating the energy efficiency of buildings, eliminating the use of heating oil and updating standards, provide a frame of reference for this working group, which is made up of players in the Montreal construction industry, property managers, building owners and tenants.
Road transportation accounts for 30% of Montreal’s emissions. The city’s ability to achieve its target of a 55% reduction in GHGs by 2030 depends on projects that promote public, active and shared transportation; a commitment to convert nearly 25% of single-occupant car trips to less energy-intensive modes of transportation; and the success of transportation electrification initiatives.
A number of the actions included in the City of Montréal’s Climate Plan have the potential to contribute to or support grassroots projects aimed at reducing GHG emissions from mobility: promoting the development of lively, human-scale neighbourhoods that are adapted to climate change, creating zero-emission zones, reducing the carbon footprint of deliveries, increasing the number of charging stations in the city and other electrification initiatives. This working group is made up of a broad cross-section of stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds working hand-in-hand to find GHG reduction solutions for mobility.
Montreal businesses are key partners in achieving the city’s target of a 55% reduction in GHG emissions by 2030. The private sector’s role in implementing ambitious measures is crucial to the decarbonization of the city.
The actions identified in the City of Montréal’s Climate Plan, such as coaching businesses through the transition to a circular economy, reducing single occupancy vehicle travel by employees of large companies, increasing zero emission deliveries and reducing food waste, provide a framework for this working group, which is made up of representatives from the economic sector, SMEs, industrial clusters, and chambers of commerce that have a common interest in improving business practices for a greener future.
Cities are very vulnerable to climate change: extreme heat waves, torrential rainfall and major climate events (floods, storms, severe thunderstorms) have direct impacts on the quality of life of citizens and the built environment.
Actions identified in the City of Montréal Climate Plan, such as converting open air parking lots, expanding protected areas in the city and planting trees in areas susceptible to heat waves, offer a frame of reference for this working group, which is made up of a wide range of community, economic and institutional organizations with the shared mission of promoting Montreal’s resilience to climate change.
Citizen engagement is essential to achieving the city’s target of a 55% reduction in GHGs by 2030. The contribution and initiative of Montreal’s many citizen groups are critical to creating low carbon living environments.
Although individual behaviour changes and eco-friendly actions are among the keys for success identified in the City of Montréal’s Climate Plan, this working group will focus its efforts on identifying, amplifying, multiplying and scaling up collective citizen initiatives that deploy decarbonization and resilience solutions.
Achieving the city’s target of a 55% reduction in GHGs by 2030 requires the contribution of all sectors of the Montréal community, including the financial sector, whose ability to make major investments — and thus catalyze or accelerate the deployment of solutions — is an important asset.
The finance working group will focus on finding ways to support the implementation of the initiatives identified by the Partnership’s other working groups.
Any organization (member or non-member) that has made one or more commitments through the Montreal Climate Partnership’s engagement platform.
These Action Partners have committed to carrying out one or more climate actions pertaining to mobility.
These Action Partners have committed to carrying out one or more climate actions pertaining to leadership and governance.
These action partners have committed to carrying out one or more climate actions geared towards improving the resilience of the Montreal community.