2030 Plan for a Green Economy
The 2030 Plan for a Green Economy (PDF 14.95 Mb) (2023 PGE) is the first electrification and climate change policy framework.
Its implementation plan defines the climate actions that will be carried out by the various partner ministries and public agencies. It will be updated annually and will systematically cover the five following years. If necessary, this exercise makes it possible to adjust the actions put forward, the budgets allocated for their implementation, and the targets and objectives set out in the 2030 PGE. In this way, the government is giving itself the flexibility needed to adjust its actions based in particular on the progress achieved, the economic context and the evolution of knowledge and technologies.
The 2023-2028 Implementation Plan (PDF 6.35 Mb) (French) is structured around five main axes.
Mitigate climate change
The government is giving priority to electrification by electrifying everything for which electrification is feasible, taking into account technical and economic realities (transportation, buildings, industries).
Other forms of renewable energy and transition energies will play a complementary role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The government will also support energy efficiency and changing the way things are done.
Build the economy of tomorrow
The economy of tomorrow will be driven by the emergence of new businesses and strategic sectors, particularly with respect to electric vehicles and batteries, as well as by innovation, thereby paving the way for new technologies and know-how.
The COVID-19 pandemic and economic impacts of the health crisis have raised new challenges for Québec. The implementation plan takes these challenges into account. Many of the actions that will be launched will therefore directly contribute to the economic recovery and help bring back jobs.
Adapt to climate change
Climate change is already having an impact on infrastructure and ecosystems, and is affecting the economic activities, well-being and safety of many citizens and communities.
The implementation plan will focus on prevention and take future climate into account. Land use planning will also play an important role in strengthening the resilience of communities.
Create a predictable environment that is conducive to the climate transition
Citizens, Indigenous communities, municipalities and businesses must also be able to contribute to electrification and the fight against climate change. Various communication and mobilization approaches will be used to better inform them of climate change issues and raise awareness about the solutions that are available to them. A program for Indigenous communities will be established to support the implementation of climate transition projects at the community level and strengthen local capacities.
The government will also strengthen Québec’s strategic partnerships in the fight against climate change on the Canadian and international scene.
Accelerate the development of knowledge
To manage Québec’s climate transition effectively, the government must be able to rely on state-of-the-art tools and expertise in order to understand the current climate, monitor its evolution and assess the impacts of climate change on Québec society. It will therefore accelerate the development and dissemination of the knowledge needed.
Last update: November 9, 2023