Event

JPAC Regular Session 15-01: Green Growth and Sustainable Competitiveness in North America

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) of North America was created by the environmental side agreement to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). It has fostered trilateral cooperation on environmental issues of common concern for over two decades, including the link between trade and the environment, and how this relation affects society. As part of its commitment that trade and economic growth would go hand in hand with effective trilateral cooperation and protection of the environment across the continent, in 2014, the CEC Council adopted three new priority areas for the Commission’s work during the next five years: Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, Green Growth, and Sustainable Communities and Ecosystems.

As we move towards a more sustainable region, investing in environmental and social responsibility has improved not only human wellbeing and environmental quality, but also business competitiveness. This session will serve as a forum to share lessons learned and best practices on the management of energy, water and waste in our three countries.

Where:

EGADE Business School Tecnológico de Monterrey Eugenio Garza Lagüera y Rufino Tamayo Zona Valle Oriente, 66269 San Pedro Garza García, N.L., México Tel. 52 81 8625 6000
Mexico

When:

23 and 24 April, 2015

Participation:

Public

Contact:

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

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Day 1
JPAC Public Forum — “Green Growth and Sustainable Competitiveness in North America”

Day 2
JPAC Regular Session 15-01

Agenda

Thursday, 23 April 2015

8:00–9:00

Registration of Participants

9:00–9:50

Opening and Introductory Remarks

Gustavo Alanís-Ortega
Moderator
JPAC Chair

Salvador Alva
President
Tecnológico de Monterrey

Irasema Coronado
Executive Director
Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC)

Fernando Gutiérrez Moreno
Secretario de Desarrollo Sustentable del estado de Nuevo León

Juan José Guerra Abud
Mexico’s Secretary for Environment and Natural Resources

Rodrigo Medina de la Cruz
Governor of the State of Nuevo León

9:50–10:30

Keynote Presentation

Nancy Sutley
Chief Sustainability and Economic Development Officer
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

10:30–10:45

Break

10:45–10:55

Presentation of Objectives, Methodology and Participation

Alfredo Beneitez
Founder and Managing Director
Orientare S.C.

10:55–12:10

Panel 1 – Sustainable Energy and Climate Change: The Role of Renewables and Emerging Technologies

Panelists will share their expertise on the following key topics: challenges and opportunities for renewable energy (transforming the energy sector); new trends in the supply and production of energy; waste management and energy (sustainable management of waste and energy efficiency and generation; and sustainable energy management (use and production).

Adriana Nelly Correa
Moderator
JPAC member

David Morrison
Former CEO and President of the Yukon Energy Corporation
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Luis Farías
Senior Vice-President for Energy and Sustainability
Cemex
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Karen Douglas
Commissioner
California Energy Commission
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Nelson Arizmendi
Vice President, Energy Development
Alfa Corporativo S.A. de C.V.
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12:10–13:20

Facilitated Question and Answer Period

13:20–13:30

Break

13:30–15:00

Keynote Lunch Presentation

Bob Sandford
EPCOR Chair for Water and Climate Security at the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health
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15:00–15:15

Break

15:15–16:15

Panel II – Water and Climate Change: Sustainable Management of Natural Resources

Panelists will their expertise on the following key topics: sustainable water resources management (all related to replenish, reforestation, urban water capture, ground water, etc.); the efficient management of water (Industry, agriculture, cities and communities); water cooperation and partnerships for sustainable development and/or address water security; the nexus of water and energy for competitiveness; and the supply of potable water and sanitation.

Robert Varney
Moderator
JPAC member

Eugenio Clariond
Chairman, Fondo de Agua de Monterrey
(Monterrey Metropolitan Water Fund—FAMM)
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Dimple Roy
Director, Water
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
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Bernadette Conant
Executive Director
Canadian Water Network
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16:15–17:30

Facilitated Question and Answer Period

17:30–17:45

Closing Remarks

Gustavo Alanís-Ortega
JPAC Chair

Friday, 24 April 2015

8:00–9:00

Registration of Participants

9:00–9:05

Introductory Remarks

Gustavo Alanís-Ortega
JPAC Chair

9:05–9:25

Summary of Conclusions on JPAC’s Public Forum “Green Growth and Sustainable Competitiveness in North America

Alfredo Beneitez
Facilitator
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9:25–9:50

Presentation: “Walking the Talk”

Jaime Bonilla
Dean of the School of Engineering (EITI)
Tecnológico de Monterrey
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9:50–10:00

Break

10:00–10:45

Overview of the proposed 2015–2016 CEC Operational Plan

Irasema Coronado
CEC Executive Director
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10:45–11:00

Update on Submissions on Enforcement Matters

Paolo Solano Tovar
Legal Officer
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11:00–11:15

Break

11:15–11:30

Report from the National and Governmental Advisory Committee Representatives

11:30–12:30

JPAC Follow-up and Administrative Matters JPAC priorities for 2015 and next meetings

12:30–12:45

Closing Remarks

Gustavo Alanís-Ortega
JPAC Chair

12:45

End of Session