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    [city_name] => Quebec
    [contact_name] => Geneviève
    [contact_surname] => Cantin
    [contact_email] => Genevieve.Cantin@quebec-cite.com
    [organisation] => Destination Québec cité
    [website] => https://www.quebec-cite.com/fr
    [environmental_description] => In line with the UN's sustainable development goals, our Transition and Climate Action Plan was designed to respond to three collective challenges: decarbonization, resilience and transition. Twenty priority projects have been put forward for the period 2021-2025. These include the enhancement of our rivers, the creation of friendly streets, a structuring public transport network, soil permeabilization, collective mobilization and the sharing economy. This plan represents the pooling and the continuity of two past plans : the 2011-2020 reduction plan greenhouse gases and the 2016-2020 Climate change adaptation plan.  We also created the K project to increase resilience. The city is involved in sustainability development since 2001. 

Here are a few environmental projects will have achieved over the years:
- Quebec funded many projects to revitalize specific streets in the city, following the "Complete streets" approach. The City is also the first city in North America to use a multicriteria, cartographic analysis that was developed with a research team from Laval University’s business school and planning programme specialized in decision systems using software which requires only qualitative judgments to evaluate the relative attractiveness of options. This innovative approach was validated with Washington D.C.-based National Complete Streets Coalition and will be presented in a NCSC webinar in January, 2018.
- We have put together Quebec city's river plan. It aims to integrate the watercourses as structural elements of the city's development as well as to restore rivers to their place in our living environments. With this plan, the city is now in a leader position on the international level in terms of accessibility development around rivers. (LINK: https://www.ville.quebec.qc.ca/apropos/planification-orientations/environnement/eau/rivieres/index.aspx)
- Quebec City is implementing the largest project in its history: the Quebec City tramway. On a 19 km route, this modern and 100% electric tram will form the backbone of an improved public transport network throughout the city. (LINK: https://www.ville.quebec.qc.ca/apropos/planification-orientations/transport/reseau-structurant/index.aspx)
    [social_description] => In line with the UN's sustainable development goals, our Solidarity Action Plan is designed to respond to three collective challenges: social cohesion, global health and transition. Sixteen priority projects will be put forward for the period 2021-2025. These include the fight against poverty and social exclusion, urban agriculture, universal accessibility, food security and a program featuring diversity, equity and inclusion. The city is involved in sustainability development since 2001. 

Quebec is already involved in social durability. Many projects have been done over the years. Here are a few examples:
- The Lebourgneuf community center (district in Quebec) was designed as a "showcase" project in terms of universal accessibility. The spaces, circulation areas, locker rooms and classrooms incorporate the principles of universal accessibility allowing people with reduced mobility, the visually impaired, the elderly and young children to be independent in the center. These facilities make this center a welcoming place for all citizens, which won the prize in the “Universal Accessibility” category of the "Grands Prix du design" in 2016 and was laureate of the "Mérites d'Architecture" of Quebec city in 2014, category "Universal accessibility".
- The "Été-Bouffe" project is a food aid service offered to children attending day camps located in underprivileged areas of Quebec City.
- The project currently being carried out in the Vanier district constitutes a model of a living environment that promotes social diversity. This 80-unit building, 40 of which will be adapted, will meet the needs of families, the elderly, single people and people with physical disabilities.
    [supplier_description] => The Quebec City Convention Centre, the main player in business tourism in the Quebec City region, is a leader in sustainable development. The Convention Centre applies high standards of environmental management on a daily basis and implements responsible operations, technology and food services.

Event organizers can count on our qualified workforce, adequate equipment and a proven waste collection and management system, all included at no additional cost to the basic offer. The objective is to recover at least 80% of the residual and compostable materials produced for all activities.
    [dmo_description] => OTQ is currently working on its 2022-2025 strategic plan and sustainable development actions will be integrated. OTQ wishes to work on sustainable development actions and axes, including : 
- Financing sustainable tourism projects (innovative solutions) and establishing analysis criteria in programs aimed at improving financial assistance if the tourism promoter aims for concrete actions in terms of carboresponsibility and inclusion, diversity and equity.
- Developing responsible and sustainable tourism projects intended for the entire territory (transversal projects).
- Developing tourism for inclusion, diversity and equity.
- Investing to face climate change.

The actions deployed by OTQ will be consistent with the Sustainable Development Strategy 2030: For a More Just, Ecological and Prosperous City of Quebec and the Ministry of Tourism Action Plan for Responsible and Sustainable Tourism 2020-2025.
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    [high_env_2] => 24
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    [high_dmo_1] => None
    [high_dmo_2] => None
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    [Total] => 50.75
    [Total_rank] => 61
    [Environment] => 69.84
    [Environment_rank] => 24
    [Social] => 87.5
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    [DMO_rank] => 51
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    [latitude] => 46.826
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Quebec 2021 GDS-Index Report
2021 Performance Overview
DMO
Supplier
Social
Environmental
Performance Highlights
Summary
Environmental
Supplier
Social
OTQ is currently working on its 2022-2025 strategic plan and sustainable development actions will be integrated. OTQ wishes to work on sustainable development actions and axes, including : - Financing sustainable tourism projects (innovative solutions) and establishing analysis criteria in programs aimed at improving financial assistance if the tourism promoter aims for concrete actions in terms of carboresponsibility and inclusion, diversity and equity. - Developing responsible and sustainable tourism projects intended for the entire territory (transversal projects). - Developing tourism for inclusion, diversity and equity. - Investing to face climate change. The actions deployed by OTQ will be consistent with the Sustainable Development Strategy 2030: For a More Just, Ecological and Prosperous City of Quebec and the Ministry of Tourism Action Plan for Responsible and Sustainable Tourism 2020-2025.
In line with the UN's sustainable development goals, our Transition and Climate Action Plan was designed to respond to three collective challenges: decarbonization, resilience and transition. Twenty priority projects have been put forward for the period 2021-2025. These include the enhancement of our rivers, the creation of friendly streets, a structuring public transport network, soil permeabilization, collective mobilization and the sharing economy. This plan represents the pooling and the continuity of two past plans : the 2011-2020 reduction plan greenhouse gases and the 2016-2020 Climate change adaptation plan. We also created the K project to increase resilience. The city is involved in sustainability development since 2001. Here are a few environmental projects will have achieved over the years: - Quebec funded many projects to revitalize specific streets in the city, following the "Complete streets" approach. The City is also the first city in North America to use a multicriteria, cartographic analysis that was developed with a research team from Laval University’s business school and planning programme specialized in decision systems using software which requires only qualitative judgments to evaluate the relative attractiveness of options. This innovative approach was validated with Washington D.C.-based National Complete Streets Coalition and will be presented in a NCSC webinar in January, 2018. - We have put together Quebec city's river plan. It aims to integrate the watercourses as structural elements of the city's development as well as to restore rivers to their place in our living environments. With this plan, the city is now in a leader position on the international level in terms of accessibility development around rivers. (LINK: https://www.ville.quebec.qc.ca/apropos/planification-orientations/environnement/eau/rivieres/index.aspx) - Quebec City is implementing the largest project in its history: the Quebec City tramway. On a 19 km route, this modern and 100% electric tram will form the backbone of an improved public transport network throughout the city. (LINK: https://www.ville.quebec.qc.ca/apropos/planification-orientations/transport/reseau-structurant/index.aspx)
The Quebec City Convention Centre, the main player in business tourism in the Quebec City region, is a leader in sustainable development. The Convention Centre applies high standards of environmental management on a daily basis and implements responsible operations, technology and food services. Event organizers can count on our qualified workforce, adequate equipment and a proven waste collection and management system, all included at no additional cost to the basic offer. The objective is to recover at least 80% of the residual and compostable materials produced for all activities.
In line with the UN's sustainable development goals, our Solidarity Action Plan is designed to respond to three collective challenges: social cohesion, global health and transition. Sixteen priority projects will be put forward for the period 2021-2025. These include the fight against poverty and social exclusion, urban agriculture, universal accessibility, food security and a program featuring diversity, equity and inclusion. The city is involved in sustainability development since 2001. Quebec is already involved in social durability. Many projects have been done over the years. Here are a few examples: - The Lebourgneuf community center (district in Quebec) was designed as a "showcase" project in terms of universal accessibility. The spaces, circulation areas, locker rooms and classrooms incorporate the principles of universal accessibility allowing people with reduced mobility, the visually impaired, the elderly and young children to be independent in the center. These facilities make this center a welcoming place for all citizens, which won the prize in the “Universal Accessibility” category of the "Grands Prix du design" in 2016 and was laureate of the "Mérites d'Architecture" of Quebec city in 2014, category "Universal accessibility". - The "Été-Bouffe" project is a food aid service offered to children attending day camps located in underprivileged areas of Quebec City. - The project currently being carried out in the Vanier district constitutes a model of a living environment that promotes social diversity. This 80-unit building, 40 of which will be adapted, will meet the needs of families, the elderly, single people and people with physical disabilities.
Summary
OTQ is currently working on its 2022-2025 strategic plan and sustainable development actions will be integrated. OTQ wishes to work on sustainable development actions and axes, including : - Financing sustainable tourism projects (innovative solutions) and establishing analysis criteria in programs aimed at improving financial assistance if the tourism promoter aims for concrete actions in terms of carboresponsibility and inclusion, diversity and equity. - Developing responsible and sustainable tourism projects intended for the entire territory (transversal projects). - Developing tourism for inclusion, diversity and equity. - Investing to face climate change. The actions deployed by OTQ will be consistent with the Sustainable Development Strategy 2030: For a More Just, Ecological and Prosperous City of Quebec and the Ministry of Tourism Action Plan for Responsible and Sustainable Tourism 2020-2025.
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Environmental
In line with the UN's sustainable development goals, our Transition and Climate Action Plan was designed to respond to three collective challenges: decarbonization, resilience and transition. Twenty priority projects have been put forward for the period 2021-2025. These include the enhancement of our rivers, the creation of friendly streets, a structuring public transport network, soil permeabilization, collective mobilization and the sharing economy. This plan represents the pooling and the continuity of two past plans : the 2011-2020 reduction plan greenhouse gases and the 2016-2020 Climate change adaptation plan. We also created the K project to increase resilience. The city is involved in sustainability development since 2001. Here are a few environmental projects will have achieved over the years: - Quebec funded many projects to revitalize specific streets in the city, following the "Complete streets" approach. The City is also the first city in North America to use a multicriteria, cartographic analysis that was developed with a research team from Laval University’s business school and planning programme specialized in decision systems using software which requires only qualitative judgments to evaluate the relative attractiveness of options. This innovative approach was validated with Washington D.C.-based National Complete Streets Coalition and will be presented in a NCSC webinar in January, 2018. - We have put together Quebec city's river plan. It aims to integrate the watercourses as structural elements of the city's development as well as to restore rivers to their place in our living environments. With this plan, the city is now in a leader position on the international level in terms of accessibility development around rivers. (LINK: https://www.ville.quebec.qc.ca/apropos/planification-orientations/environnement/eau/rivieres/index.aspx) - Quebec City is implementing the largest project in its history: the Quebec City tramway. On a 19 km route, this modern and 100% electric tram will form the backbone of an improved public transport network throughout the city. (LINK: https://www.ville.quebec.qc.ca/apropos/planification-orientations/transport/reseau-structurant/index.aspx)
OF ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLES
OF WASTE RECYCLED
342 ha
HECTARES OF GREEN AREA PER 100 000 POPULATION
Supplier
The Quebec City Convention Centre, the main player in business tourism in the Quebec City region, is a leader in sustainable development. The Convention Centre applies high standards of environmental management on a daily basis and implements responsible operations, technology and food services. Event organizers can count on our qualified workforce, adequate equipment and a proven waste collection and management system, all included at no additional cost to the basic offer. The objective is to recover at least 80% of the residual and compostable materials produced for all activities.
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED HOTELS
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED VENUES
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED PCOS/DMCS
Social
In line with the UN's sustainable development goals, our Solidarity Action Plan is designed to respond to three collective challenges: social cohesion, global health and transition. Sixteen priority projects will be put forward for the period 2021-2025. These include the fight against poverty and social exclusion, urban agriculture, universal accessibility, food security and a program featuring diversity, equity and inclusion. The city is involved in sustainability development since 2001. Quebec is already involved in social durability. Many projects have been done over the years. Here are a few examples: - The Lebourgneuf community center (district in Quebec) was designed as a "showcase" project in terms of universal accessibility. The spaces, circulation areas, locker rooms and classrooms incorporate the principles of universal accessibility allowing people with reduced mobility, the visually impaired, the elderly and young children to be independent in the center. These facilities make this center a welcoming place for all citizens, which won the prize in the “Universal Accessibility” category of the "Grands Prix du design" in 2016 and was laureate of the "Mérites d'Architecture" of Quebec city in 2014, category "Universal accessibility". - The "Été-Bouffe" project is a food aid service offered to children attending day camps located in underprivileged areas of Quebec City. - The project currently being carried out in the Vanier district constitutes a model of a living environment that promotes social diversity. This 80-unit building, 40 of which will be adapted, will meet the needs of families, the elderly, single people and people with physical disabilities.
79
SDG IMPLEMENTATION SCORE
91
SCORE ON SOCIAL PROGRESS INDEX
77
SCORE ON CORRUPTION PERCEPTION INDEX
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About the Global Destination Sustainability Movement

The Global Destination Sustainability Movement (GDSM) brings together the sustainability pioneers of the business and leisure tourism world, working with destinations to co-create their tourism and events strategies, benchmark and improve their sustainability performance and transform value chains in order to catalyse regeneration.

Our purpose is to engage, inspire and enable the business events and tourism industry to become more sustainable and regenerative.

 

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In 2021 the GDS-Index used 71 indicators that evaluate destinations sustainability performance across four key areas. If you are interested, you can read our benchmarking methodology in detail here.

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