Greenhouse gases

Greenhouse gases

Air quality is a major public health issue, which is why the Ville de Saint-Lambert is taking various measures to address it.

Greenhouse gases

Recognizing that municipalities play an important role in the fight against climate change, the Ville de Saint-Lambert published an updated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory in 2023.

Carried out by the Conseil régional de l’environnement de la Montérégie (CRE Montérégie), the inventory provides an accurate and current picture of our emissions to guide our future actions. It is the result of several months’ work and a rigorous analysis of the emissions generated by both municipal and community activities.

Concerned about environmental issues, the City joined the Partners for Climate Protection (PCP), national network of 400+ municipalities, committing to a five-step process to be completed within 10 years. The first task was to complete an up-to-date GHG inventory.

The inventory will be accompanied by a climate action plan comprising a series of measures to manage and minimize GHG emissions at their source. The long-term goal is to reduce our emissions by 35% by 2035.

  • When GHG emissions from municipal operations are added to those of the community, the impact for the municipality is approximately 71,700 tonnes of CO2e.
  • To offset these GHG emissions on the territory, we would have to plant trees over an area equivalent to six times the size of the city.
  • GHG emissions from community activities are responsible for 69,290 tonnes of CO2e, or 97% of Saint-Lambert’s total inventory.
  • Road transport accounts for the largest share of GHG emissions in Saint-Lambert, and the residents’ vehicle fleet accounts for the majority of emissions in this category.
  • Residents’ mobility accounts for the bulk of GHG emissions (66%) in the community’s inventory.
  • The two energy sources that generate the most GHG emissions in the community are motor vehicle fuels and natural gas.
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