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Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) Regular Session 10-03 – Greening the Economy in North America

Astor Crowne Plaza 739 Canal St, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

16 and 17 November, 2010


The Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation will host a public forum in New Orleans, Louisiana, on 16-17 November to discuss innovative ways to achieve an environmentally sustainable North American economy.

Save the date now to participate in this free event in New Orleans or join the discussion online. The event will be webcast live and an online discussion will start beforehand.

Greening the Economy in North America

Recorded Webcast

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Day 1 - Morning
Greening the Economy in North America

Day 1 - Afternoon
Lunch Presentation

Day 2
JPAC Regular Session 10-03 (with the public as observers)


Tuesday, 16 November 2010

8:00 - 9:00
Foyer Grand C & D Rooms

Registration of Participants

9:00 - 9:05
Grand C & D Rooms

Welcoming remarks

Glen Wright
JPAC Chair

9:05 - 9:25

What Do We Mean by ‘Greening the Economy’?

Irasema Coronado
JPAC member for the United States

Stewart Elgie
Founder and Chair of Sustainable Prosperity
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9:25 - 10:20

Question and Answer Period

10:20 - 10:35


10:35 - 11:00

Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment: A Tool for Green Development

Geoff Garver
JPAC member for the United States

Dinah Bear
Attorney-at-law, Washington, DC

11:00 - 12:00

Question and Answer Period

12:00 - 13:30
Grand A & B Rooms

Lunch Presentation

Jonathan Waterhouse
JPAC member for the United States

John Francis
Founder of Planetwalk

13:30 - 14:30

Innovations in Greening the North American Economy

Diane Takvorian
JPAC Member for the United States

Alejandro Romay
Environmental Manager, Grupo JUMEX
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Linda Stone
Policy Associate, Global Green USA
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David Abasz
Senior Fellow, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences for the University of Minnesota
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14:30 - 16:00

Question and Answer Period

16:00 - 16:45

JPAC discussion on a potential advice to Council

16:45 - 17:00


Glen Wright
JPAC Chair


End of session

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

9:00 - 9:05

Overview and approval of the provisional agenda

Glen Wright
JPAC Chair

9:05 - 9:20

Report on CEC developments since the last JPAC meeting

Evan Lloyd
CEC Executive Director
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9:20 - 11:20

Joint meeting with the National and Governmental Advisory Committee representatives

11:20 - 11:30


11:30 - 12:30

JPAC Follow-up and administrative matters

  1. JPAC priorities for 2011 and next meetings
12:30 - 13:00

Observers’ comments


End of session


Marcela Orozco
Head of Unit, Advisory Groups and Private Sector Engagement
(514) 350-4305