The meeting serves as a forum for citizens and representatives of industry, academia, governments and nongovernmental organizations concerned with North American environmental pollution to explore how government information on pollutant releases can support pollution prevention within North American industry.
Industrial facilities in North America report their releases (e.g., to air, water and land) and transfers (e.g., to recycling) to North America’s PRTRs: Canada’s National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI), Mexico’s Registro de Emisiones y Transferencia de Contaminantes (RETC), and the United States’ Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). At the meeting, officials from Canada, Mexico and the United States will present updates on their respective PRTR programs, providing the opportunity for participants to exchange and discuss a variety of related issues.
A key focus of this year’s meeting will be on PRTR reporting and pollution prevention practices among North American automotive, bus and truck manufacturers and their product suppliers (supply chain). Since 2012, the CEC has been working to increase collaboration in this highly integrated North American sector by fostering the creation of trilateral, industry-wide partnerships to exchange ideas and information relating to sustainability. At the meeting, industry leaders will share information on best practices and innovations relating to PRTR reporting, green chemistry, recycling, and waste reduction.
Participants will also explore the latest available trilateral pollution data, using the CEC’s North American PRTR database, Taking Stock Online. The CEC will also present key findings from Taking Stock 14, the latest volume in our ongoing PRTR series that provides information and comparative analyses of PRTR reporting by North American industrial facilities.
Simultaneous translation to English and Spanish will be available at the meeting.
The Crowne Plaza Hotel de México,
Dakota No. 95, Colonia Nápoles,
11 and 12 November, 2014
Environmental Quality, Head of Unit