Québec government ministerial appointment
Professor Annie Levasseur appointed to the working group on bioenergy as an expertMonday, September 16, 2019
As part of the process for developing the Québec government’s electrification and climate change plan (Plan d’électrification et de changements climatiques – PECC), the Minister of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change has announced the creation of five civil society working groups, which will be tasked with proposing effective measures to help direct the government’s actions in their respective areas.
Professor Annie Levasseur of the Construction Engineering Department at ÉTS has been appointed to join the working group on bioenergy as an expert. Professor Levasseur speaks about her involvement in the committee: “I hope the bioenergy development strategies that are proposed within the context of the PECC are based on the latest scientific information in order to ensure that they include the anticipated reductions in GHG emissions without compromising the ability to attain other environmental and sustainable development objectives.”
François Gagnon, Director General of ÉTS, reacted to the nomination: “Professor Levasseur is among the leading experts in the quantification of greenhouse gases from the perspective of life cycle analysis. It is crucial for ÉTS to make concrete contributions to the development of effective solutions to societal issues, including the fight against climate change. The ÉTS community is very proud of this ministerial appointment, and expects the work done by the group of experts to bear fruit.”
In parallel with the work being done by the civil society working groups, ÉTS invites all members of its community to participate in a public consultation, which will be held on October 15.
Resolutely dedicated to the fight against climate change, in March of 2018, ÉTS made the commitment to conduct its first full carbon review (2018-2019) and to divest from fossil fuels. Other important announcements are expected in the near future.
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