More than 800 people expected at the second Climate Summit in Montreal

More than 800 people expected at the second Climate Summit in Montreal

Mobility as well as the decarbonization of buildings and transport will be the themes of honor during the second edition of the Montreal Climate Summit, to be held on May 9 and 10 at the Grand Quay of the Port of Montreal. More than 800 people are expected.

Once again this year, actors from the business, philanthropic, political, community, environmental and civil society communities will come together to identify “concrete, realistic and rapid courses of action to meet the climate challenges of the metropolis”. . It will also be an opportunity for them to take stock of the climate commitments made at the Montreal Climate Summit 2022.

The themes of mobility, buildings, adaptation, community and business support will be on the agenda. This will involve pooling all the efforts and expertise of the Montreal ecosystem to rapidly decarbonize buildings and transportation, and make Montreal a more resilient and inclusive metropolis.

For the Mayor of Montreal, Valérie Plante, this meeting is a must to accelerate the ecological transition. “This major challenge requires concrete actions from the entire community, and this edition will be an opportunity to continue implementing the actions necessary for the resilience of the metropolis with our partners. Montréal’s environmental ambition stands out on the international scene, and this summit will be an opportunity to discuss the progress of the Climate Plan, while presenting the City’s next steps towards carbon neutrality, particularly in terms of mobility,” maintains -elle.

Ms. Plante will kick off the Summit on May 9, accompanied by the Deputy Premier of Quebec and Minister of Transport and Sustainable Mobility, Geneviève Guilbault, and the Minister from the Environment, the Fight Against Climate Change, Wildlife and Parks, Benoit Charette. It will then be the turn of major players in the city to announce ambitious new climate commitments as part of a round table.

Federal Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Steven Guilbeault, will open the second day of the Summit, May 10 at 9 a.m., followed by high-profile personalities, such as David Miller, Director General of C40, and Dr. María Neira, Director of the Department of Public Health, Environment and Social Determinants of Health from the World Health Organization (WHO).

See the full program here.

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