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XXIst Regular Session of the CEC Council and Meetings of the Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC)

On 17 July 2014, Canadian Minister of Environment Leona Aglukkaq will host Mexico’s Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources Juan José Guerra Abud and US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy for this year’s Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) Council Session, in the City of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Prior to the Council Session, the CEC’s Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) will host a public forum on July 16th to discuss transboundary natural resource management, with an emphasis on waters, climate, and the importance of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK). Every participant will contribute to the final output—JPAC’s advice to the CEC Council.

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Where:

The Explorer Hotel 4825- 49th Ave Yellowknife, NT Canada
Canada

When:

16 and 17 July, 2014

Participation:

Public

Contact:

Nathalie Daoust
Director of Government Relations, Strategy and Performance
(514) 350-4310

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

Recorded Webcast

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Day 1
JPAC Public Forum

Day 2
Presentation – Swimming Through History: How Water Shaped the History of the Northwest Territories and Yellowknife by Stephanie Yuill

Day 2
Council Public Meeting

Agenda

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

8:00–9:00
Katimavik A and B

Registration of Participants

9:00–9:05

Opening and Introductory Remarks

Robert Varney
JPAC Chair

9:05–9:20

Opening Prayer/Ceremony

9:20–9:45

Keynote Presentation

David McLaughlin
Strategic Advisor on Sustainability, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo

09:45–10:00

Break

10:00–12:00

Transboundary Watersheds

Transboundary watersheds include the shared river and coastal systems of the three NAAEC Parties, as well as the water basins and the aquatic and water-dependent ecology of those systems. This panel will focus on regional challenges and successes (including one for which the CEC was a driving force) in promoting conservation and sustainable use of these critical, shared natural resources.

Eric Dannenmaier
JPAC member

Kindy Gosal
Director, Special Initiatives
Columbia Basin Trust
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Cameron Davis
Senior Advisor to the Administrator
US Environmental Protection Agency
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Roberto Aviña Carlín
Director
Conservación de la Vida Silvestre (Semarnat)
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12:00–13:00
Restaurant Traders Grill

Lunch [provided]

13:00–13:25

Update on Submissions on Enforcement Matters

Paolo Solano
Legal Officer
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13:25–15:25

Transboundary Climate

This panel will address climate impacts and implications for shared transboundary resources.

Adriana Nelly Correa
Moderator
JPAC member

Camilia Zoe-Chocolate
Director, Lands and Environment
Dene Nation
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Mariana Bellot Rojas
Directora General de Desarrollo Institucional y Promoción
Conanp
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15:25–15:40

Break

15:40–17:40

Traditional Ecological Knowledge

This panel will focus on traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) as a “transboundary” issue in a more metaphorical way. TEK transcends both cultural and historical boundaries, and it is relevant beyond modern political boundaries.

David Angus
Moderator
JPAC member

Paul Irngaut
Wildlife Communications Coordinator
Nunavut Tunngavik Inc
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Francisco Xavier Martinez Esponda
Coordinador Regional, Oficina del Golfo de México, Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental, A.C. (Cemda)
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Chuck Striplen
Associate Environmental Scientist
San Francisco Estuary Institute
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17:40–17:55

Report from the National and Governmental Advisory Committee Representatives

17:55–18:00

Closing Remarks

Robert Varney
JPAC Chair

18:00–18:30
Katimavik A and B

Networking Session for the Public

Based on the discussions held throughout the day, participants are invited to meet and exchange views on North American issues — to be raised with the Ministers during the Council Public Meeting on 17 July. Participants will be asked to identify three key issues for our region. JPAC members will attend as observers.

19:00–21:30
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

Welcoming Reception and Official Opening of the XXIst Regular Session of the CEC Council

Irasema Coronado, CEC Executive Director
Introductory remarks

Bob McLeod, Premier of the Northwest Territories
Welcoming remarks

Leona Aglukkaq, Canadian Environment Minister
Welcoming Remarks and Official Opening of the XXIst Regular Session of the Council

Gina McCarthy, Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency
Remarks

Juan José Guerra Abud, Mexican Secretary for Environment and Natural Resources
Remarks

Robert Varney, Chair of the CEC Joint Public Advisory Committee
Remarks

Irasema Coronado, CEC Executive Director
Announcement of the Photo Contest Winner and closing remarks

Thursday, 17 July 2014

8:30–9:30
Katimavik A and B

Registration of Participants

9:30–11:30

Presentation – Swimming Through History: How Water Shaped the History of the Northwest Territories and Yellowknife

Stephanie Yuill
Public Education Specialist, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, GNWT
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11:30–12:10

Break

12:10–12:50

Welcome and Introduction by the Council

Leona Aglukkaq
Canadian Environment Minister

Gina McCarthy
Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency

Juan José Guerra Abud
Mexican Secretary for Environment and Natural Resources

12:20–12:30

Report from the Executive Director on Results from the 2013–2014 Operational Plan

Irasema Coronado
CEC Executive Director
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12:30–12:50

Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the CEC

12:50–14:20
Restaurant Traders Grill

Lunch [provided]

14:20–14:55
Katimavik A and B

New Priorities for the CEC in 2015–2020

  • Remarks by Gina McCarthy, Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Remarks by Juan José Guerra Abud, Mexican Secretary for Environment and Natural Resources
  • Remarks by Leona Aglukkaq, Canadian Environment Minister
14:55–16:15

Moderated Discussion on Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and New Priorities

16:15–16:25

Break

16:25–16:45
Katimavik A and B

Council Session Closing

  • Signing of Council Resolution and Ministerial Statement
  • Closing Remarks by Secretary Juan José Guerra Abud
  • Concluding Remarks and Passing the Torch by Minister Leona Aglukkaq
  • Announcement of 2015 Council Session by Administrator Gina McCarthy
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