Quebecers’ diet under the climate change microscope

This special publication of Le Devoir and Unpointcinq exclusively unveils the results of research work conducted by the CIRAIG.

Laure Patouillard and Professor Cécile Bulle, with the help of the Polycarbone team, have examined the diet of Quebecers under the microscope of the climate in order to draw the most accurate portrait to date. Their goal: to help citizens, businesses, cities and governments make more informed choices for the environment. This special publication of Le Devoir and Unpointcinq exclusively unveils the results of this research work conducted by the CIRAIG. Que retrouve-t-on dans l'assiette des Québécois? What does a typical Quebec diet consist of? Quels aliments sont responsables de l'impact de notre propre gaspillage alimentaire? What foods are responsible for our food waste? L'empreinte carbone de nos aliments par étapes The carbon footprint of our diet.

In collaboration with

Similar projects

Open source Input-Output LCA model and tool to estimate life cycle impacts of products and services

Biomass energy, or bioenergy, is energy produced from renewable biomass, for which the assessment of environmental impacts through life cycle assessment (LCA) presents a number of challenges, in particular methodological ones. The general objectives of this study are to analyze current practices for carrying out LCAs of biomass energy, and to provide recommendations on current and future best practices.

Food choices have a significant climate impact, which can be unknown to the public. The CIRAIG, commissioned by Polytechnique Montréal, has been tasked with calculating the climate-warming impact of the menus offered by the cafeteria, aiming to enable students to understand the impact of their meals and change their eating habits to reduce it.

Subscribe to our newsletter !