Québec’s Cap-and-trade System for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Allowances is the Government of Québec’s main tool in its strategy to fight climate change and funds the 2013-2020 Climate Change Action Plan.
Québec joined the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) in April 2008. The WCI is a group of American states and Canadian provinces that have decided to adopt a common approach toward addressing climate change, in particular by developing and implementing a North American system for capping and trading GHG emission rights.
In order to create a common carbon market, each WCI partner must first adopt a regulation establishing a GHG emissions cap-and-trade system on its territory. Once the cap-and-trade systems of all WCI partners are linked through intergovernmental recognition agreements, a regional North American carbon market will be born.
Québec’s Cap-and-trade System for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Allowances: learn more about Québec’s steps to set up its Cap-and-trade System for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Allowances, consult the regulations that govern the systems and check the compliance periods.
Registering with the Cap-and-trade System for Greenhouse Gas Emission Allowances: Registering with the CITSS (Compliance Instrument Tracking System Service), and opening an account. This section is for businesses that are subject to the Regulation respecting the cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emission allowances as well as for participants wishing to take part in the carbon market’s activities.
How to apply for early reduction credits (CRH): Learn about eligibility criteria for receiving early reduction credits and how to access the guides and forms required to apply.
Offset credits: Accessing the guides and forms needed to register an offset credit project.
Frequently asked questions (French,PDF, 95 Kb)