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CEC Council Session and JPAC Forum


June 26, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST and 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST


Join us for live dialogues with North America’s three environment ministers and leading environmental experts to discuss the future of regional environmental collaboration and the important role of clean technology in making our communities more resilient.

Given the exceptional circumstances presented by COVID-19, this year’s sessions will take place as livestreamed virtual events that are open to the public. This new and innovative format will engage audiences across North America in live discussions and Q&As.


LIVESTREAM: The USMCA & the Environment: A Renewed Commitment for North America

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  EST

How will the new trade agreement between Canada, Mexico and the United States address issues linked to increased commerce such as marine litter, sustainable trade in species, air pollution and more? How will the new Environmental Cooperation Agreement enhance environmental cooperation between the three countries? Join the CEC’s Joint Public Advisory Committee to learn more about the implications of these new international frameworks for environmental protection across the region.


Jean-Frédéric Morin
Chairholder, Canada Research Chair in International Political Economy and Full Professor at the Political Science Department of Université Laval
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Robert Moyer
Director, Submission on Enforcement Matters, Commission for Environmental Cooperation
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LIVESTREAM: Clean Technologies for Resilient Communities

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST 

How can clean technology help communities in North America better prepare for and adapt to more extreme weather events including flooding, wildfires, and rising sea levels? In the face of a global pandemic, how can we accelerate the shift to green technology in order to help make our energy supply more resilient?

Join Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change as he hosts Mexico’s Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources Víctor Manuel Toledo and United States Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler for a dialogue with the public on how clean technology is supporting community resilience across the region.

The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Carol Ann Brown, Vice President, Innovation and CleanTech for the Dephi Group.


Deborah Harford
Adaptation to climate change team, Simon Fraser University
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Alejandra Castrodad
Executive Director, Resilient Power Puerto Rico
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Dr. María Amparo Martínez Arroyo
Director General, Instituto Nacional de Ecología y Cambio Climático (INECC)
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Winners of the 2020 Youth Innovation Challenge

Karime Guillen Libien
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Monqiue Chan
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Ciara Imani May
United States
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Council Session Q&A

Dr. Carol-Ann Brown
Vice President, Innovation and Cleantech, GLOBE Series and The Delphi Group