Evento

Vigesimosexta sesión ordinaria del Consejo de la CCA y reuniones del Comité Consultivo Público Conjunto

En conmemoración de 25 años de cooperación a escala de América del Norte en favor de la protección del medio ambiente, el titular de la Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales de México, Víctor Manuel Toledo, será el anfitrión de la próxima sesión ordinaria anual del Consejo de la Comisión para la Cooperación Ambiental (CCA), a celebrarse en la Ciudad de México los días 24 y 25 de junio de 2019.

El Consejo de la CCA se reúne una vez al año en sesión ordinaria a fin de evaluar los avances logrados y establecer prioridades y acciones compartidas en materia de cooperación ambiental a escala regional.

Centrada en el tema Economía circular y eficiencia en el uso de los recursos, la próxima sesión de Consejo incluirá un segmento público encabezado por los ministros de medio ambiente y servirá de marco para presentar a los ganadores de la tercera edición del Desafío Juvenil para la Innovación Ambiental y otros resultados. La reunión comprenderá, además, un foro público que el Comité Consultivo Público Conjunto (CCPC) de la CCA llevará a cabo y cuya atención se centrará en impulsar las iniciativas establecidas en 2018 por el Consejo respecto de eventos meteorológicos extremos y fortalecimiento de comunidades resilientes frente a desastres en América del Norte.

Le informamos que el registro para participar en persona ya está lleno.  

El evento se transmitirá en directo, vía internet, en: www.cec.org/webcast. Si desea participar, puede hacernos llegar sus preguntas o comentarios durante la discusión, a través de Facebook y Twitter, usando la etiqueta #ActúaXelFuturo, o por correo electrónico en: info@cec.org.

Dónde

Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT) Ejército Nacional 223, Col Anáhuac, Alcaldía Miguel Hidalgo, C.P. 11320
México

Cuándo

24 y 25 de junio de 2019

Participación

Público

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Sabaa Khan, presidenta del CCPC
Discurso de apertura y palabras introductorias

César Rafael Chávez, director ejecutivo de la CCA
Presentación de la CCA

Robin Cox, ResiliencebyDesign Lab, Universidad Royal Roads, Canadá
Ponencia magistral: Reducción de riesgos y resiliencia frente a desastres

Gordon Planes
Jefe de la comunidad indígena T’Sou-ke

Lisa Cavicchia
Directora de programas, Instituto Urbano de Canadá

Gian Carlo Delgado Ramos
Profesor investigador del programa “Ciudad, gestión, territorio y ambiente” del Centro de Investigaciones Interdisciplinarias en Ciencias y Humanidades, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Hilda Blanco, directora de proyectos
Centro de Estudios sobre Ciudades Sustentables (Center for Sustainable Cities), Universidad del Sur de California (USC), Estados Unidos

Segmento moderado para preguntas y respuestas, con expertos invitados
Integrantes del CCPC y participantes

Jennifer Temmer, gerente de proyecto
Centro de información sobre los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible, Instituto Internacional para el Desarrollo Sostenible (IIDS)

Zafar Adeel, director ejecutivo
Centro de Investigación sobre Recursos Hídricos del Pacífico (Pacific Water Research Centre), Universidad Simon Fraser, Canadá

Gabriela Vargas Romero
Fundadora, presidenta y directora de Huerto Tlatelolco, CultiCiudad

Sarah Taber
Presentadora y productora, Farm to Taber

Segmento moderado para preguntas y respuestas, con expertos invitados, integrantes del CCPC y participantes

Robert E. Moyer, director jurídico y de la unidad SEM
Puesta al día sobre el proceso de peticiones relativas a la aplicación efectiva de la legislación ambiental

Informe de los representantes de los comités consultivos nacionales y gubernamentales

Palabras de cierre

Orden del día

Monday, 24 June 2019

Building Disaster-Resilient Communities in North America

Floods, drought, hurricanes, wildfires and other extreme weather events are on the rise across the continent, presenting unprecedented risks to human and natural ecosystems in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. As North American communities face the reality of increasing climate variability, building local resilience has become a shared priority for all three countries. A significant public health concern in this regard is food security and the challenge of enhancing resilience of the food production system in the era of extreme weather events.

This JPAC forum will focus on how strategic partnerships, collaborative networks, and socio-technological innovation for early preparedness and effective response are being utilized by diverse communities confronted with, or at risk of, extreme weather events. Food security will be addressed in a discussion segment dedicated to emergent agricultural practices and technologies that aim to strengthen the resilience and sustainability of the agri-food system.

The forum will highlight examples of community resilience from throughout North America and explore the significant efforts currently underway in all three countries to foster a culture of disaster prevention, through early preparedness, and effective response. In addition to providing a platform for exchanging diverse public perspectives on extreme weather events, the forum will also consider emergent needs and new possibilities for trilateral cooperation on disaster resilience under the Commission for Environmental Cooperation.

8:00–9:30
(Lobby, Main Floor, Semarnat)

Registration of Participants

9:30–9:40
(Rooms 7 to 10, 3rd Floor)

Opening and Introductory Remarks by Sabaa Khan, JPAC Chair

  • Introduction of JPAC members, special guests, etc.
  • Role and general, short history of JPAC
  • Overview of public session theme
9:40–10:00

CEC Presentation

César Rafael Chávez
CEC Executive Director
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10:00–10:30

Keynote Presentation: Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience

Robin Cox
Director, ResiliencebyDesign Lab, Royal Roads University
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10:30–10:45

Break

10:45–11:45

Resilience Building Perspectives Part I: Community Viewpoints

Extreme weather events are impacting an increasing number of communities across North America, presenting distinct disaster risk-resilience challenges for populations living in different environmental conditions. This roundtable discussion will address the role of sustainability innovations in reducing the vulnerability of diverse communities and enhancing their resilience.

Moderator: Robert W. Varney, JPAC Member

Gordon Planes
Chief of the T’Sou-ke First Nation
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Lisa Cavicchia
Program Director, Canadian Urban Institute
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Gian Carlo Delgado Ramos
Research professor of the “City, Management, Land and Environment” research program at the Centro de Investigaciones Interdisciplinarias en Ciencias y Humanidades (Interdisciplinary Research Center on Sciences and Humanities), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (National Autonomous University of Mexico)
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Hilda Blanco
Project Director, Center for Sustainable Cities, University of Southern California
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11:45–13:00

Moderated Question and Answer Period with experts, JPAC members and audience

13:00–14:15
(Rooms 1 and 2, 8th floor)

Lunch [provided]

4:15–15:15
(Rooms 7 to 10, 3rd Floor)

Resilience-Building Perspectives Part II:  Enhancing Agricultural and Food Security

Climate-related disasters can endanger food security and cause major disruptions to agri-food supply chains. This roundtable discussion will focus on emerging agricultural practices and technologies that are being used to strengthen the resilience of our food systems.

Moderator: Gustavo Alanís-Ortega, JPAC Member

Jennifer Temmer
Project Manager, SDG Knowledge, International Institute for Sustainable Development
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Zafar Adeel
Executive Director, Pacific Water Research Centre, Simon Fraser University
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Gabriela Vargas Romero
Founder, President and Director of Huerto Tlatelolco, CultiCiudad A.C.
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Sarah Taber
Host & Producer, Farm to Taber
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15:15–16:15

Moderated Question and Answer Period with experts, JPAC members and audience

16:15–16:30

Break

16:30–17:00

Update on Submissions on Enforcement Matters

Robert E. Moyer
Director, Submissions on Enforcement Matters and Legal Unit
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17:00–17:20

Report from the National and Governmental Advisory Committee Representatives

17:20–17:30

Closing Remarks by Sabaa Khan, JPAC Chair

17:30–18:00

Break

18:00–20:00
(Lobby, Main Floor, Semarnat )

Welcoming Reception and Official Opening of the 26th Regular Session of the Council

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Twenty-sixth Regular Session of the CEC Council

11:00–11:45
(Rooms 7 to 10, 3rd Floor)

Opportunities and Challenges for Reducing Marine Litter in North America

The session will begin with a presentation on the CEC project, Building Community Solutions to Marine Litter. Invited experts will discuss land-based sources of marine litter, including existing initiatives to prevent it from entering the ocean, and the role of innovation and the circular economy in reducing marine litter in North America.

Catherine Hallmich
Project Lead, Commission for Environmental Cooperation
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Orlando Anaya
Founder and Director, Fundación Kilómetro 1

Chever Voltmer
Director for Plastics Initiatives, Ocean Conservancy
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11:45–12:30

Moderated Question and Answer Period with experts and audience

12:30–13:45
(Rooms 1 and 2, 8th floor)

Networking Lunch [provided]

13:45–14:00

Break

14:00–17:10

Council Public Meeting: From Oklahoma to Mexico City and Beyond

  • CEC accomplishments over the last year (2017–2018 CEC Operational Plan)
  • Progress Report on Oklahoma Initiatives
  • Youth Engagement in the CEC: the 2019 CEC Youth Innovation Challenge
    • Daniel Gonzalez and Noor-ur-Rahman Shaikh, Canada
    • Adam Stager, Ray Zayas, and Vishnu Somasundaram, United States
    • Daniel Luna López, Omar Venancio Sánchez Animas, and Andrés Gutiérrez Castillo, Mexico

 

Dialogue on Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency in North America
An exchange between Council members and invited experts:

  • Chever Voltmer, Director for Plastics Initiatives, Ocean Conservancy
  • Gustavo Pérez Berlanga, Senior Vice President for Sustainability, Toks Restaurants
  • Carolina Seward, Senior Policy Analyst, Circular Economy, Environment and Climate Change Canada

 

The exchange will be followed by a moderated Q&A with the in-person and online audience. The dialogue will be moderated by Sabaa Khan, JPAC Chair.

  • Council Announcements
  • Council Session Closing