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.


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


23 and 24 April, 2015




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