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CASE STUDY | Convening, connecting and collaborating for socio-ecological transitions: The story of Collectivités ZéN

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CASE STUDY | Convening, connecting and collaborating for socio-ecological transitions: The story of Collectivités ZéN

Case Studies, Collaboration, Climate Change, Homepage Resources, Quebec, CCT Publications, Climate Transitions, Jorge Garza

This resource is also available in French. Click here to access the French version.

This case study profiles the work of Quebec-based Collectivités ZéN (zéro émission nette), a collaborative that was launched by Front commun pour la transition énergétique in 2021. The movement represents a collective aspiration to advance just and equitable transitions by bringing community stakeholders together to engage in transformative actions for decarbonization.  

The study puts a spotlight on four of the climate transition hubs in Quebec that make up Collectivités ZéN:

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Note: This document was published in 2022 and uses the word stakeholder to reference the different parties connected to the outcomes of a situation or decision.

Since using the term, we as an organization have learned more about the origins of this word and its original uses. We want to acknowledge this history and communicate our desire to change which we are still developing as an organization. 

Jorge Garza

By Jorge Garza

Jorge believes in the power of places and the potential of communities to build regenerative futures. He joined the Vibrant Communities team as a Manager of Cities. Together with the Climate Transitions team, Jorge is supporting communities to localize the Sustainable Development Goals and advance a just and equitable climate transition. He brings a diverse background of experience in visual thinking, strategy development, program design and urban policy analysis inspired by his journey in the philanthropic, international development and nonprofit sectors. Twitter: @jgarza321

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