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Climate Change

Moved by the sustainability

At Englobe, we understand both the local and the global implications of greenhouse gas emissions. We have the knowledge and tools to make projects resilient and include diverse organizations along for the transition to more sustainable development.

Our climate change expertise is fully integrated into our broad environmental service offering.

Every sector of the economy needs to step up to meet the climate challenge. Our approach is to start with the specific concerns of each client and build a team of experts to achieve concrete goals. Our climate resilience assessments take into consideration efforts already underway to address risks and elicit useful recommendations for the short, medium and long term. As well, our greenhouse gas emissions assessments incorporate our knowledge of accepted standards and calculation tools while considering the logistics and processes specific to the project under study, whether it’s treating contaminated soils, upgrading municipal facilities, rebuilding coastal infrastructure or another endeavour. In other words, we always offer a made-to-measure approach for each and every client’s operations and projects.

Fields of Expertise

Buildings, roads, bridges and other infrastructure are designed to resist a host of various weather conditions. Climate change complicates things, especially when it comes to infrastructure designed for longevity. As such, we help builders analyze risks and recommend ways they can build in appropriate resilience.

Land use planning happens on a variety of levels to address challenges such as quality of life, nature conservation and economic prosperity. The consequences of climate change present not only risks and constraints but also opportunities for development. We help municipalities and other jurisdictions develop thoughtful adaptation plans based on these issues.

Quantifying greenhouse gas emissions is a necessary first step contributing to the global effort to reduce them. We’re seeing it in virtually every business sector. Our experts stay on top of the databases and calculation tools needed to deliver rigorous assessments of a product or service’s carbon footprint. What’s more - they can adapt their methodologies to different organizational contexts and fields of application.

Many jurisdictions and businesses want to be carbon neutral by 2050. To meet this goal, emission reduction strategies will need to be increasingly rigorous and creative. Our experts can guide organizations on this journey by conducting sector practice reviews, identifying potential measures to take and assessing their feasibility. Our experts also support them in analyzing their carbon sequestration potential.

The assessments, plans, strategies and analyses associated with fighting climate change are often driven by the need to comply with standards and protocols, and must always follow good scientific practice. Because our teams are familiar with the relevant standards, including Les changements climatiques et l’évaluation environnementale from Quebec’s environment ministry (MELCC) and the Climate Lens requirements from Infrastructure Canada, we can support and guide a wide variety of organizations in their climate efforts.

A number of government programs offer funding to aid organizations in meeting their climate goals. We help businesses and municipalities access programs and funding opportunities including, among others: Bioénergies (energy transition – Quebec), PTMOBC (composting – Quebec), Écoleader (sustainable practices and clean technology – Quebec), APMOICI (organic matter – Quebec), and the Clean Fuels Fund (life cycle analysis – Canada).

Science has shown that our greenhouse gas emissions are changing the climate, which affects both our health and infrastructure. We need to take more concrete actions on both the climate resilience and carbon cycle fronts.
Patrick Grenier, Director, Expertise in Climate Change, Montreal, QC