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Save the date: Public Meeting of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s North American Pollutant Release and Transfer Register Project
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30–31 October 2012, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Details and agenda will be sent soon.

This meeting provides a chance for communities, industry, governments and nongovernmental organizations to share knowledge and ideas relating to access to public information on North American environmental pollution.

This year’s meeting seeks to gather stakeholder input to update the CEC’s Action Plan to Enhance the Comparability of Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs) in North America (PDF). The meeting is also an opportunity to learn about developments in the CEC’s North American PRTR project and discuss issues relating to the PRTR programs of Canada, Mexico and the United States.

For the latest news on the North American PRTR project, read this article in CEC UPDATE:
North American citizens gain enhanced online access to information on industrial pollution in their communities.

More information about the CEC and the North American PRTR Project can be found at www.cec.org/prtr.

For more information about this meeting please contact:

Marilou Nichols
Air Quality and Pollutant Releases
Commission for Environmental Cooperation
514-350-4341
mnichols@cec.org

We look forward to seeing you in Toronto! 

About the CEC

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is an intergovernmental organization that supports the cooperative environmental agenda of Canada, Mexico and the United States to green North America's economy, address climate change through promoting a low-carbon economy and protect its environment and the health of its citizens. The CEC is composed of three bodies: a Council representing the governments of the three member countries, a Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) that advises the Council and serves as a liaison with the public, and a Secretariat that provides supports the Council and the JPAC and prepares independent reports. The CEC brings together governments, civil society, and businesses to develop innovative North American solutions to global environmental challenges. Find out more at: www.cec.org 

This event is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada through the federal Department of Environment, the Government of the United States of Mexico through the Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, and the Government of the United States of America through the Environmental Protection Agency. 

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