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Workshop and Technical Briefs on Best Practices in Conservation, Restoration and Management of Blue Carbon Habitats in North America

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is requesting proposals from prospective consultants related to the preparation and facilitation of a three-part workshop on blue carbon, along with the development of technical briefs. The workshop is proposed to take place using a format that will include an introductory virtual meeting, an in-person workshop with field visit, and a follow-up virtual meeting. The three-part workshop would take place over a period of several weeks in late 2023 to early 2024.

The goal of the workshop is to convene the North American blue carbon community of practice to exchange information and case studies on best practices in conservation, restoration and management, while integrating and benefiting from Indigenous perspectives. The workshop will provide an opportunity for participants from Canada, Mexico and the United States to benefit from different local perspectives, learn from each other’s experience, have the opportunity to network and discuss emerging approaches, trends or tools of use in their work.

Deadlines for Proposal Submission and Decision

The proposal, including all relevant attachments, must be received by the CEC Secretariat offices by 17:00 EST on 15 September 2023. Proposals submitted after this deadline will not be considered.

Proposals must be submitted via e-mail to cboydmichaud@cec.org. Proposal format may be in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format. Once the proposal has been submitted electronically, the CEC will confirm receipt within three business days. If receipt is not confirmed by e-mail within this time, applicants must contact the CEC. The contact person is:

Catherine Boyd Michaud
Project Lead, Ecosystems Unit
Commission for Environmental Cooperation
700 de la Gauchetière St. West, Suite 1620
Montreal, QC, Canada H3B 5M2
Tel: 514-350-4300; Fax: 514-350-4314

The CEC Secretariat intends to select the consultant and notify the applicants within a reasonable period of time following the proposal submission deadline.

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September 15, 2023 5:00pm (Extended)


The budget for this activity is not expected to exceed thirty-five thousand Canadian dollars (C$35,000), including professional fees and expenses.


The consultant will work in his or her own offices.

About the CEC

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) was established in 1994 by the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States through the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, a parallel environmental agreement to NAFTA. As of 2020, the CEC is recognized and maintained by the Environmental Cooperation Agreement, in parallel with the new Free Trade Agreement of North America. The CEC brings together a wide range of stakeholders, including the general public, Indigenous people, youth, nongovernmental organizations, academia, and the business sector, to seek solutions to protect North America’s shared environment while supporting sustainable development for the benefit of present and future generations.

The CEC is governed and funded equally by the Government of Canada through Environment and Climate Change Canada, 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.

We appreciate your interest in the CEC and wish to inform you that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. All résumés will be kept on file for a six-month period and taken into consideration for any suitable vacancies occurring during that time.