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.
Calgary, AB, Canada The Fairmont Palliser 133 9th Ave SW
24 and 25 April, 2013
Senior Liaison Officer, Advisory Bodies and Public Engagement