Clean technologies are green innovations that encompass any new product, service, technology or process that aims to be :
- ecologically efficient by reducing the negative impact on the environment;
- economically advantageous by offering users an improvement in their operational efficiency;
- socially responsible by contributing to a better quality of life and the reduction of negative impacts on health.
Clean technologies represent a wide variety of sub-sectors whose importance is now widely recognized. The companies that make up this sector therefore are at the heart of the transition to a green economy.
A very dynamic sector
annual revenue in 2018
contribution to GDP in 2019
The green economy is a very dynamic sector in Quebec. It generates an annual revenue of approximately $9 billion ($8.6 billion in 2018), a contribution of almost $19 billion to the GDP ($18.9 billion in 2019) and represents nearly 84,000 jobs.
Source: Institut de la statistique du Québec