JPAC Regular Session 12-03 and Workshop – Reducing Ecosystem Vulnerability, Responding to Community Needs: Tools and Information for North American Action

North America’s ecosystems are under enormous stress—from a changing climate, the pollution emitted into the air and water, and the overconsumption of natural resources. This stress has already made many of our ecosystems vulnerable to irreversible change, with direct impacts on the human communities that depend on those ecosystems.

This workshop will take a close look at what makes ecosystems and our communities vulnerable to a changing environment, and where in North America the threats to them are most extreme. Participants will gain hands-on experience with a range of new tools for assessing vulnerability, mapping environmental changes and stressors, and improving the health of vulnerable human communities.

Working with North American experts and members of the CEC’s Joint Public Advisory Committee, they will also identify actions for individuals, communities and governments to improve these tools and their dissemination, especially for the rural and indigenous communities most affected by environmental change.


Merida, Yucatan, Mexico Fiesta Americana Mérida Paseo de Montejo 451, colonia Centro, 97000


13 and 14 December, 2012




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