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Carbon Neutrality, Net Zero, Agenda 2050: Yes, but…

Carbon Neutrality, Net Zero, Agenda 2050: Yes, but…

When the challenges of the climate crisis are addressed, the net-zero emissions target is instantly raised. This goal has been the backbone of the international community’s climate action plans since the ratification of the Paris Agreement in...
What is COVID-19 telling us about the impact of climate change?

What is COVID-19 telling us about the impact of climate change?

The global pandemic that has been affecting all economies and societies for the past year has shown that a virus with an estimated case fatality rate of 0.5 to 1% [1] has led to extraordinary public health challenges around the world. These new...
The waltzing value of carbon credit prices and greenwashing

The waltzing value of carbon credit prices and greenwashing

Throughout the year 2020 we have seen a growing interest in corporate and public sector carbon neutrality, recently referred to as “net zero carbon”[1] by corporations such as BP, Total, Shell, Apple, Microsoft or by the Canadian...
Audit in COVID time

Audit in COVID time

In the process of realizing a carbon footprint of a building or the qualification, quantification and verification of greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction projects inherent to Will’s methodology, field audits are the necessary step of...
Post-COVID Economic Recovery: A Climate Opportunity?

Post-COVID Economic Recovery: A Climate Opportunity?

By: Alexie Roy-Lafontaine As a society, we are at the crossroads between a human and a sanitary crisis and an economic and social crisis. The current historical confinement period and self-assessment leads to certain reflections in regard to our...