GHG Calculator

The Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region, with its immense natural beauty, rich history and generous people, shines on the Quebec and international scenes. To encourage a transition towards sustainable practices for the businesses located here, but also for the region as a whole, Tourisme Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean has put in place the Destination Strategic Itinerary 2022-2030. The GHG calculator therefore enables us to adopt an approach focused on present actions to ensure the future sustainability of our region.

Project in partnership with Carbone boréal

Carbone boréal is a research infrastructure of the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi that aims to offset greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by planting trees. When you offset, trees will be planted to capture the CO2 equivalent of the calculated emissions, making your trip carbon neutral.

Carbone boréal's forestry component is planted on bare boreal forest land north of Lac-Saint-Jean. These public lands are protected by experimental forest status. The species planted are provided by the Quebec Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks. The agricultural component takes place on land unsuitable for agriculture, and the landowner receives compensation ($1 per tree) for the long-term maintenance of the plantations. Compensation is offered in exchange for $42 per ton of CO2

Carbone boréal determines and supplies the emission factors to Tourisme Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.

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