Proposal for the creation of the Social Innovation Hub Anáhuac Mexico

This document summarizes a proposal developed by Anáhuac University to create the Social Innovation Hub Anáhuac—Mexico (SIHA). Becoming a member of the EcoInnovation Network and exchanging ideas with its members, including the Tom Love Innovation Hub of Oklahoma University, provided useful information to Anáhuac University for developing this proposal.

Why and How to Measure Food Loss and Waste

Appendix A – Methods. Version 2.0 of the guide, which was developed in 2020, provides a number of improvements upon the initial release based on feedback and input from pilot testers, expert contributors, and other individuals and organizations consulted by the authors. These improvements were designed to make the guide more user-friendly and allow readers […]

Trinational Trade and Enforcement Training Workshop to Support the Legal and Sustainable Trade in Turtles and Tortoises

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) held the Trinational Trade and Enforcement Training Workshop to Support the Legal and Sustainable Trade in Turtles and Tortoises in Miami, Florida, United States, from 24 to 26 October 2018. The development of this workshop was identified as a priority action in the CEC Action Plan for North America: Sustainable Trade in Turtles and Tortoises (CEC 2017). The workshop objectives were extensive and sought to understand the ecology and life-history traits of turtles, recognize the challenges presented by trade (both pet and meat trade), identify research and management needs to help achieve sustainable trade and maintain viability of wild populations in North America, develop or revise policy for achieving turtle conservation, and revise a priority-species list.

Regional Workshop on the Evaluation of Capacities to Identify Woods in the Trade of CITES-listed Priority Timber Species

The Regional Workshop on the Evaluation of Capacities to Identify Woods in the Trade of CITES-listed Priority Timber Species was conducted as part of the Supporting Sustainable Trade of CITES Species project, under the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) 2017–2018 Operational Plan. The workshop took place in the city of Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico, on 6–8 November 2018. It brought together policymakers, environmental law enforcement officials, and the authorities responsible for enforcing the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), along with researchers, producers, nongovernmental organizations, and industry representatives.

Quantifying Food Loss and Waste

Toks, a 100% Mexican restaurant chain with more than 200 restaurants throughout the country, has undertaken various initiatives to reduce food loss and waste (FLW), including offering some of its dishes in different portion sizes.

Cummins Filtración SLP: Implementation of an Energy Management System

This case study describes the implementation and certification of the ISO 50001 energy management standard at the Cummins Filtración SLP facility, which completed the CEC 2016-2017 North American Energy Management Pilot Program. The case study aims to make the private sector aware of the business case for energy management and its value in maintaining competitiveness.

Ingersoll Rand Manufactura S. de R.L. de C.V. : Implementation of an Energy Management System

This case study describes the implementation and certification of the ISO 50001 energy management standard at the Ingersoll Rand Manufactura S. de R.L. de C.V facility, which completed the CEC 2016-2017 North American Energy Management Pilot Program. The case study aims to make the private sector aware of the business case for energy management and […]

Supply Chain Energy Efficiency through ISO 50001 : A How-to Guide for Your Company

This guide is intended to guide original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and supplier organizations in establishing and institutionalizing the organizational structures and management systems needed to effectively and efficiently achieve their desired energy performance goals and objectives. Central to this approach is the recognition that the ISO 50001 Energy Management System is internationally recognized as the […]

Technical Report: Quantifying Food Loss and Waste and Its Impacts

Food loss and waste (FLW) is an important issue in Canada, Mexico, and the United States, where almost 170 million tonnes of the food produced for human consumption is estimated to be wasted across the supply chain (CEC 2017b), while food security and resource efficiency are considered top priorities of the national social, environmental and development policies.

Why And How To Measure Food Loss And Waste: A Practical Guide

This guide was developed as part of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) Operational Plan 2017-2018 and its Measuring and Mitigating Food Loss and Waste project. The goal of the project is to improve measurement of food loss and waste (FLW) across the North American supply chain and to calculate its environmental and socioeconomic impacts. […]

Food Matters Action Kit

Stopping climate change and protecting the environment are among the greatest challenges of our time, and food waste is a major contributor to both of these issues.

Identification of CITES-listed Tarantulas

The purpose of this guide is to assist enforcement officers by providing the information required to identify specimens of tarantula species that are listed in the Appendices of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The identifying characters of one species of Aphonopelma, 16 species of Brachypelma, and two species of Sericopelma are described in text and accompanying photographs.