Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.88
Liaison Shirley Fagnen
Submission Date June 3, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Polytechnique Montreal
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 2.00 Audrey Rondeau
Communications Advisor
Institut de l'Énergie Trottier
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the municipal/local level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the municipal/local level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

The project “Le climat, l’État et nous : rethinking public action on the environment" was led by the Institut de l’énergie Trottier of Polytechnique Montréal.

The central question was: How can Quebec rise to its challenges and work to improve the lives of all its citizens?

THE PROCESS:
Proposal Development by the committee of experts
(September 22th, 2017 to January 31st, 2018)

Drawing on the best international practices and Quebec experience, the committee of experts first identified the guiding principles that could lead to a reform of the state apparatus, and then table an alternative model proposal. This proposal was the starting point for a major public conversation about the future of public action in the environment in Quebec.

Online debate and citizen contribution:
(February 6th, 2018 to March 18th, 2018)

The public was invited to comment on the expert committee’s proposal and to put forth their own ideas for transforming Québec’s environmental governance. See the results of the citizens’ contribution (in French only, http://iet.polymtl.ca/climat-etat-nous/#1522771667075-9bf5d273-4561).

National Forum:
(April 12th, 2018)

Citizens’ contributions were compiled and analyzed to modify and improve the proposal based on participants’ ideas and concerns. These results provided a basis for a major national forum at the Université de Montréal on April 12th, 2018, which focused on the reform of environmental governance and climate change action in Quebec.

The National Forum “Le climat, l’État et nous” (“Climate, State and Us”) brought together some 60 participants from business, labor, municipalities, government and civil society.

Unveiling of the Joint Declaration:
(May 2018)

See the Joint Declaration: a call for inspiring, rallying, effective public action (http://iet.polymtl.ca/en/climat-etat-nous/).
The signatories who endorsed to Declaration represent more than one million Quebecers (including 700 individual signatories).

Political debate:
(September 2018)
The political debate "Le climat, l’État et nous" was held in front of more than 350 people, during a provincial election campaign in Quebec. Bringing together Sylvain Gaudreault (Parti Québécois), Richard Campeau (Coalition avenir Québec) and Ruba Ghazal (Québec solidaire), the debate allowed the audience to hear candidates from the three parties defend their ideas about the decision-making and action structures required to effectively act against climate change.


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the national level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the national level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the international level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the international level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
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A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years (if applicable):
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A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):
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