Event

JPAC Regular Session 13-01: Greening North America’s Energy Economy

Maintaining reliable and sustainable sources of energy is one of the most pressing issues facing North America. It has an impact on everything from global economic growth to individual household finance. But while energy is a vital part of North America’s economic growth, there is increasing pressure to diversify our energy sources and reduce environmental impact. It is a key policy challenge facing governments. 

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s Joint Public Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting in Calgary, Alberta—a hub of activity for the North American energy sector—to solicit views from industry, nongovernmental organizations, academia and the public to inform recommendations it will present to the environment ministers of Canada, Mexico and the United States on energy policy. 

JPAC’s role is to consult with the public and provide recommendations to North American environmental officials for workable solutions on environmental policy. The feedback shared by the participants during workshops at this meeting will inform these recommendations.

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Where:

Calgary, AB, Canada The Fairmont Palliser 133 9th Ave SW
Canada

When:

24 and 25 April, 2013

Participation:

Public

Contact:

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

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Day 1

Day 2

Agenda

Wednesday 24 April 2013

8:00–9:00
Foyer Crystal Ballroom (North End)

Registration of Participants

9:00–9:10

Welcome and opening remarks

David Angus
JPAC Chair

9:10–9:30

Keynote presentation

Mario Molina
President
Mario Molina Center
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9:30–9:45

Question and Answer period

9:45–10:30

Expert Panel Discussion with:

Gord Lambert
Executive Advisor
Sustainability and Innovation, Suncor

Ricardo Samaniego
Director
Center for Applied Economics and Public Policy (CEAPP)

Kent Klitgaard
Professor of Economics
Wells College
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10:30–12:00

Group Work and Plenary with Experts and Public

12:00–13:00
Crystal Ballroom (South End)

Networking Lunch [Provided]

13:00–16:00

Energy and Trade: Understanding the impact 20 years of NAFTA has had on North America’s energy and environmental sectors, Facilitated by Geoff Garver, JPAC member

13:00–13:20

Keynote presentation

Irasema Coronado
Executive Director, CEC
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13:20–13:35

Question and Answer Period

13:35–14:20

Expert panel discussion with:

Aaron Cosbey
Associate and Senior Climate Change and Trade Advisor, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Rosío Vargas Suárez
Researcher
North American Research Center, UNAM
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Laurie Burt
President, Laurie Burt LLC

14:20–16:00

Group Work and Plenary with Experts and Public

16:00—16:15

Break

16:15—17:15

20 Years of NAFTA and the CEC: A call for information and comments

17:15—17:30

Wrap-up by the JPAC Chair David Angus

Thursday 25 April 2013

9:10–9:30

Keynote presentation

Scott Meakin
Manager, Corporate Responsibility, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
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9:30–9:45

Question and Answer Period

9:45–10:00

Jason Switzer
Director
Corporate Consulting, Pembina Institute
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10:00–11:00

Expert panel discussion with:

  • Mario Molina
  • Ricardo Samaniego
  • Jason Switzer
  • Kent Klitgaard
  • Aaron Cosbey
  • Laurie Burt
  • Scott Meakin
11:00–12:00

Group Work and Plenary with Experts and Public

12:00–12:15

Break

12:15–12:35

Overview of the proposed 2013-2014 CEC Operational Plan

Irasema Coronado
CEC Executive Director
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12:35–13:00

Question and Answer Period

13:00–13:15

Wrap-up by the JPAC Chair, David Angus

13:15–14:15
Crystal Ballroom (South End)

Networking Lunch [Provided]

14:15

End of Session