The Québec City Convention Centre Offsets 1,180 Tonnes of GHG Emissions for 2022-2023

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Under a partnership with Université Laval, the Québec City Convention Centre is proud to support scientific climate action by offsetting 1,180 tonnes of Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gases (GHGs) emitted by the building in 2022-2023. This represents a total contribution of $53,100, with $17,700 directed to the Fonds climatique de l’Université Laval (climate action fund).

The partnership agreement with Université Laval’s voluntary offset program generates a dual positive impact through the acquisition of university carbon credits:

  • Obtain certified carbon credits from a Québec-based project (Solifor’s Bloc Monet) to offset Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions originating from the Québec City Convention Centre.

“Our longstanding collaborations with Université Laval, spanning over 20 years, have contributed significantly to attracting around one hundred international events, resulting in an economic impact of nearly $265 million for the region. Already demonstrating strong leadership in sustainability, we are delighted to incorporate an eco-responsible dimension into this enduring partnership and to further our environmental efforts. For the fiscal year 2023-2024, we also plan to offset the carbon emissions resulting from the travel of our sales team,” explains Mr. Pierre-Michel Bouchard, President and CEO of the Québec City Convention Centre.

“We take great pride in launching this new collaboration and sharing our expertise in sustainable development with the Québec City Convention Centre, a valued partner of Université Laval. Measuring, reducing, and offsetting carbon footprint are the fundamental principles guiding this promising initiative, which we eagerly anticipate advancing,” adds Mr. François Gélineau, Vice-Rector of International Affairs and Sustainable Development at Université Laval.

Mr. François Gélineau, Vice-Rector of International Affairs and Sustainable Development at Université Laval.
Mr. François Gélineau

About Bloc Monet

Located in Senneterre within the Abitibi region, Bloc Monet encompasses a significant forested area spanning over 11,500 hectares. Acquired by Solifor in 2007, this forest property underwent full conservation in 2016 as part of a 60-year carbon credit project. In 2021, Solifor became the very first organization to sell carbon credits certified under the VCS (Verified Carbon Standard) program, recognized as the premier standard in North America.

Aerial view of Bloc Monet, a Solifor Group forest area.

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