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Informed Substitution

2023 Active Pollutants

Scoping Project on a North American Center for Informed Substitution

The presence of chemicals of concern in a broad range of products can be associated with risks. Many of these chemicals, their chemical substitutes, and their transformation products can negatively...

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Electronics sector

2022 Active Green Growth

Opportunities for Circularity in the North American Electronics Sector: Phase 1

Linear models of economic production and consumption place a high demand on natural resources and accelerate environmental degradation. This in turn translates into increased business risks through higher costs, as...

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2024 Active

Advancing Responsible Purchasing of Wood Products

Illegal logging, and the trade in illegally logged timber, is a domestic, regional, and global issue. It has negative economic, environmental, and social impacts, including—but not limited to—forest degradation, loss...

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Reaching Horizon 2030

2024 Active Climate Change

Reaching Horizon 2030: An Environmental Outlook for North American Cooperation

The initiative Reaching Horizon 2030: An Environmental Outlook for North American Cooperation (H-2030) will assess significant environmental challenges to 2030 that can be addressed through the CEC, providing critical information...

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2023 Active Climate Change

Communities for Environmental Justice Network

Environmental Justice (EJ) is a broad term used to describe a range of social movements and policy frameworks which address the heightened risk of environmental harm to marginalized communities. Seeking...

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Energy sources

2022 Active Climate Change

Transitioning Remote Communities to Renewable Energy

Providing access to affordable, reliable and clean energy for all is a global challenge. Advancements in renewable energy sources and enabling technologies (e.g., storage), as well as their decentralized nature,...

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Diver working on Ghost Gear - GGGI

2022 Active Ecosystems

Addressing Ghost Gear in North America

Ghost gear (abandoned, lost or discarded fishing gear – ALDFG) is a particularly harmful form of marine debris. The Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) is the largest cross-sectoral alliance dedicated...

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Air Quality Improvement

2022 Active Pollutants

Air Quality Improvement for Environmental Justice

Black carbon (BC) or “soot” ─a component of fine particulate matter (PM)─ is an important air contaminant that not only affects public health but also our climate. Our countries’ systems...

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