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Mark your calendar today to join the discussion on North American environmental cooperation

Montreal, 15 November 2011—Next July 10-11, US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will host her environmental counterparts from Canada and Mexico for the Nineteenth Regular Session of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) Council.

This session offers a unique chance for the public to hear from and interact with North America’s top environmental authorities as well as experts from across the continent working on collaborative projects to ensure healthy communities and ecosystems, address climate change by moving toward a low-carbon economy and supporting efforts to green North America’s economy.

Administrator Jackson issued the invitation during the CEC’s last Council session held in Montreal. Watch the video from it and learn more about its results at www.cec.org/council2011.

Every year the CEC Council, composed of the cabinet-level environment ministers from the NAFTA region—Canada’s Environment Minister Peter Kent, Mexico’s Environment Secretary Juan Elvira Quesada and Administrator Jackson—meets to discuss challenges and identify opportunities for enhancing environmental cooperation in North America.

Attendance at the meetings is open to public and free of charge. A live webcast will also be available for those who can’t make it to New Orleans.

Mark your calendar today and don’t miss the chance to make a statement (in person or via YouTube video) to the CEC Council on any issue related to the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation or CEC projects.

Additional information, including a preliminary agenda detailing public events, will soon be published online via the CEC’s website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @CECweb.

About the CEC

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is an intergovernmental organization established by Canada, Mexico and the United States to implement the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC), the environmental side accord to NAFTA. The CEC supports cooperation among the NAFTA partners to address environmental issues of continental concern, including the environmental challenges and opportunities presented by continent-wide free trade.

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