Event

24th Regular Session of the CEC Council and Meeting of the Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC)

On June 27 and 28, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) invites the general public to join the annual gathering of its governing body, the Council of the federal environment ministers of Canada, Mexico, and the United States. To mark Canada’s 150th anniversary, the 2017 CEC Council Session will take place in the birthplace of Canadian Confederation: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

The public is encouraged to participate in the following events:

  • Let’s Talk Innovation, an engagement with the registered participants on “Innovation for clean growth in North America” on the afternoon of June 28.
  • Connecting Communities for a #HealthyFuture: An Interactive Exhibit will give the public the opportunity to learn more about the Commission’s work to protect and enhance North America’s environment.
  • A one-day public forum of the CEC Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) will be held prior to the Council Session, on June 27, in which North American coastal, shoreline, and riverbank communities share their innovative local solutions to the environmental challenges they face.

Participation at the 2017 CEC Council Session and Joint Public Advisory Committee forum is open to the public and free of charge. Participants must register in advance by 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 25.

Simultaneous translation to English, French and Spanish is available for in person and online participants.

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Where:

UPEI School of Sustainable Design Engineering 550 University Ave Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3
Canada

When:

27 and 28 June, 2017

Participation:

Public

Contact:

Nathalie Daoust
Director of Government Relations, Strategy and Performance
(514) 350-4310

Marcela Orozco
Senior Liaison Officer, Advisory Bodies and Public Engagement
(514) 350-4305

Recorded Webcast

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Opening and Introductory Remarks

CEC Presentation by César Rafael Chávez, CEC Executive Director

Keynote Presentation by Robert Mitchell, Minister of Communities, Land and Environment, Government of Prince Edward Island

Panel 1 – Sustainable and innovative water-related businesses: Benefiting local economies while protecting the environment

Matt Sullivan, Executive Director, Prince Edward Island Aquaculture Alliance

Eduardo Nájera Hillman, Director, WILDCOAST Mexico

Eric Moraczewski, Executive Director, Gateway Arch Park Foundation

Panel 2 – Increasing resilience through cooperation: Replicating innovative local solutions to environmental security challenges

Kerry-Ann Charles, Environmental Coordinator, Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation

Dora Patricia Uribe Jiménez, Secretary general, Cozumel city council

Teresa Crean, Coastal Research Associate - Community Planning and Coastal Resilience, Coastal Resources Center, University of Rhode Island

Panel 3 – Sustainable economic growth on the water’s edge: Protecting water-based jobs and communities through water-based conservation

Howard A. Learner, President and Executive Director, Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC)

Frédéric Thalasso Siret, Researcher, Department of Biotechnology, Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (Cinvestav)

Karen Wristen, Executive Director, Living Oceans

Update on Submissions on Enforcement Matters

Report from the National and Governmental Advisory Committee Representatives

Presentation, by Fatou Ndoye, Acting Regional Director, UN Environment Regional Office for North America

Closing Remarks and Session Adjournment

Agenda

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Increasing Resilience through Cooperation: Empowering Coastal, Shoreline, and Riverbank Communities in North America

8:00–9:00
Foyer

Registration of Participants

9:00–9:10
Lecture Room #128A-B

Opening and Introductory Remarks

Eric Dannenmaier
JPAC Chair

9:10–9:30
Lecture Room #128A-B

CEC Presentation

César Rafael Chávez
CEC Executive Director
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9:30–10:00
Lecture Room #128A-B

Keynote Presentation

Robert Mitchell
Minister of Communities, Land and Environment,
Government of Prince Edward Island
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10:00–10:45

Panel 1 – Sustainable and innovative water-related businesses: Benefiting local economies while protecting the environment

Sustainable water-related businesses and activities have shown a high potential for long-term growth and local employment. This panel will discuss opportunities for supporting local development while at the same time protecting the environment and its natural resources. It will highlight activities from the private sector, including aquaculture and sustainable tourism, as well as organizations focusing on revitalizing local economies and neighborhoods.

Sabaa Khan (Moderator)
JPAC member

Matt Sullivan
Executive Director,
Prince Edward Island Aquaculture Alliance
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Eduardo Nájera Hillman
Director
WILDCOAST Mexico
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Eric Moraczewski
Executive Director
Gateway Arch Park Foundation
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10:45–11:30

Facilitated discussion among JPAC members, panelists and audience  (in person and online)

11:30–11:45

Break

11:45–12:30
Lecture Room #128A-B

Panel 2 – Increasing resilience through cooperation: Replicating innovative local solutions to environmental security challenges

Waterside communities are faced with increased environmental security challenges. This panel will present and discuss local solutions to these risks while allowing the public to also share their knowledge of similar experiences. This dialogue will help advance potential innovations that can lead to increased resilience of North American communities.

Gustavo Alanís-Ortega (Moderator)
JPAC member

Kerry-Ann Charles
Environmental Coordinator,
Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation
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Dora Patricia Uribe Jiménez
Secretary general,
Cozumel city council
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Teresa Crean
Coastal Research Associate - Community Planning and Coastal Resilience,
Coastal Resources Center, University of Rhode Island
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12:30–13:15

Facilitated discussion among JPAC members, panelists and audience (in person and online)

13:15–14:15
Lobby Area

Lunch [provided]

14:15–15:00
Lecture Room #128A-B

Panel 3 – Sustainable economic growth on the water’s edge: Protecting water-based jobs and communities through water-based conservation

Social and economic development are advanced when natural resources are secured through policies that promote conservation and sustainable yield. This panel will discuss some of the environmental challenges faced by communities living near the water and offer successful case studies that might serve as models to help other North American communities facing similar issues.

Octaviana Trujillo (Moderator)
JPAC member

Karen Wristen
Executive Director,
Living Oceans
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Frédéric Thalasso Siret
Researcher, Department of Biotechnology,
Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute
(Cinvestav)
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Howard A. Learner
President & Executive Director,
Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC)
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15:00–15:45

Facilitated discussion among JPAC members, panelists and audience (in person and online)

15:45–16:00

Update on Submissions on Enforcement Matters

Robert Moyer
Director,
Submissions on Enforcement Matters
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16:00–16:10

Report from the National and Governmental Advisory Committee Representatives

16:10–16:25

Presentation

Fatou Ndoye
Acting Regional Director
Environment Regional Office for North America

16:25–16:30

Closing Remarks and Session Adjournment

Eric Dannenmaier
JPAC Chair

19:00–21:00
Greenwich, Prince Edward Island (PEI) National Park

2017 CEC Council Session Welcoming Reception (open to registered participants)

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

9:00–11:15

Innovation Jam Session with North American Youth

This intergenerational workshop is an opportunity to come up with solution-focused actions that will maximize youth engagement and contribution in solving the complex sustainability issues currently facing North America. The CEC will solicit public input on tangible ways to engage youth on issues like food waste reduction and recovery and reducing marine litter. The session will be facilitated by Eric Dannenmaier, chair of the CEC Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) and Meredith Adler, JPAC member.

11:15–12:00

Public visit – Connecting Communities for a #HealthyFuture: An Interactive Exhibit

12:00–12:30

Break

12:30–13:30

Lunch (provided)

13:30–15:00
Lecture Room #128A-B

Let’s Talk Innovation – 2017 CEC Council Public Session

Presentations from winners of the CEC Youth Innovation Challenge:

Vanessa Fiore and Adam Wali
Small Scale Waste to Energy
Canada
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Ernesto Alonso, Tilo Daniel Hernández Cadena and José Luis Hernández García
ROCAPET - Sustainable Structural Concrete
Mexico
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Kristian Krugman and Reyanne Mustafa
Restaurant Waste to Superfood Powder
United States
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Engagement with registered participants on “Innovation for clean growth in North America”

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