Government approach

As one of the first states in the world to adopt legislation specifically targeting sustainable development, Québec began a transition in 2006 to foster environmental protection, social progress and economic prosperity.

In order to bring this change about, inspire civil society and mobilize it to become involved in the movement, the Québec government adopted structuring tools to operationalize sustainable development, particularly within Québec’s public service. The Sustainable Development Act and the Government Sustainable Development Strategy 2015-2020 are the cornerstones of the government’s approach. They accelerate the introduction of practices and innovative solutions aimed at developing a greener, low-carbon and socially responsible Québec.

The essence of sustainable development (PDF 0.96 Mb) (diagram)