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COMMISSION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL COOPERATION

THREE COUNTRIES WORKING TOGETHER TO PROTECT OUR SHARED ENVIRONMENT


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Provisional Agenda
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Thursday 17 October 2013
Video - 9:00-12:30
Video - 12:30-15:00
Video - 15:00-17:30

8:00–9:00

Registration of Participants – Foyer Moot Court Room

9:00–9:05

Welcome and Opening Remarks, by David Angus, JPAC Chair

 Approval of the provisional agenda

9:05–9:10

Welcome Remarks by Lee Paddock, Associate Dean for Environmental Studies, George Washington University Law School

9:10–9:25

Opening Presentation: Summary of research, issues and public comments as a result of the JPAC 20 Year Review, by Geoff Garver, JPAC member

9:25–9:45

Keynote Presentation: NAFTA and NAAEC at 20: Is North America Achieving Its Environmental Goals? by Victor Lichtinger, First Executive Director of the CEC and Former Minister of the Environment of Mexico

Victor Lichtinger speaking notes - in Spanish

9:45–10:05

Question and Answer Period

10:05–10:15

Break

10:15–11:00

Expert Panel: Goals and Objectives of NAFTA and the NAAEC, facilitated by Pauline Browes, JPAC member

This Panel will reflect on the sustainable development goals the NAFTA countries set to achieve through the NAAEC and the CEC. The panelists will highlight the key successes and shortcomings in attaining these goals from the distinct perspectives of Canada, Mexico and the United States, individually and collectively.

11:00–12:00

Facilitated Discussion Period, with JPAC and the Public

12:00–13:00   

Lunch not provided

13:00–13:45

Expert Panel: Integrating Trade and Environment for Increased Environmental Protection, facilitated by Jonathan Waterhouse, JPAC member

As the first environmental agreement linked to a trade agreement, the NAAEC sought to ensure mutually supportive economic and environmental policies, and to avoid the creation of trade barriers while maintaining high levels of environmental protection. This panel will discuss how the CEC has fared nearly 20 years into this endeavor.

  • Scott Vaughan, President and Chief Executive Officer, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
  • Isabel Studer, Director, Instituto Global para la Sostenibilidad
  • Caroll Muffett, President and CEO, Center for International Environmental Law

13:45–14:45

Facilitated Discussion Period, with JPAC and the Public

14:45–15:00

Break

15:00–15:45

Expert Panel: Setting the North American Agenda for Increased Environmental Protection, facilitated by Adriana Nelly Correa, JPAC member

Recognizing the interconnectedness of their environments, through the NAAEC, Canada, Mexico and the United States committed to ensuring high levels of environmental protection in their territories and to cooperating regionally on environmental issues. This panel will discuss how the NAAEC has contributed to higher levels of environmental protection over the past two decades, and how the CEC has shaped the North American environmental agenda.

  • Donna Tingley, Board Member, Natural Resources Conservation Board
  • Maite Cortés, Executive Director, Colectivo Ecologista Jalisco
  • Jeff Schott, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

15:45–16:45

Facilitated Discussion Period, with JPAC and the Public

16:45–17:00

Wrap-up, by the JPAC Chair David Angus

Friday 18 October 2013
Video

8:30–8:45

Opening Remarks, by JPAC Chair David Angus

8:45–9:00 Presentation by Janine Ferretti, Chief, Environment and Social Safeguards Unit at Inter-American Development Bank and Former Executive Director of the CEC
9:00–9:15 Question and Answer Period

9:15–9:30

Recap of Previous Day’s Discussion, by Scott Vaughan

9:30–11:30

Round Table Discussions: Looking to the Future: What needs to change and what should be our priorities?

  • Facilitated Round Table discussions
  • Break-out
  • Report back
  • Public discussion
11:30–11:45 CEC 20th Anniversary Update and SEM Outreach, by Irasema Coronado, CEC Executive Director 

11:45–12:00

Wrap-up by the JPAC Chair David Angus

 

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