Ms. Lise Beauchamp, Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks tabled last November the Inventaire québécois des émissions de gaz à effet de serre en 2006 et leur évolution depuis 1990 (Québec 2006 Québec Greenhouse Gas Inventory). According to the Inventory, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per habitant have decreased 7% in Québec since 1990. In 2006, Québec registered 84.7Mt GHG emissions representing 11.7% of the total Canadian emissions. The inventory also shows that Québec's increase of GHG emissions has been only 1.6% between 1990 and 2006 while registering an economic increase of its GNP of 41.3% and an increase in population of 9.2%. The transportation sector remains the one with the most GHG emissions representing 40% of the Province's emissions while the industry sector represents 33.6% of total emissions. According to the inventory, GHG emissions have been reduced by 5.5% in Québec since 2003 as a result mainly of the reduction of emissions from fossil fuels for home heating, businesses and institutions.

For further information about the Inventory please see:

http://www.mddep.gouv.qc.ca/Infuseur/communique.asp?no=1446 (in French only)