On July 11, Canadian, Mexican and US high-level government environment officials came together and engaged the public in a town hall meeting focused on the relationship between transportation and the environment. The officials previewed plans for CEC work over the next two years, launching trinational efforts to green transportation in North America, tackle climate change and improve air quality, and address waste in trade in North America.
Los Cabos, BC, Mexico
The Westin, Los Cabos
Carretera Transpeninsular KM 22.5
Los Cabos, Baja California Sur
Tel: (52)(624) 142 9000
10 and 11 July, 2013
Director of Government Relations, Strategy and Performance
Registration of Participants
Opening and Introductory Remarks
Greening Logistics and Supply Chains in North America—A way to reduce GHGs generated by the movement of goods and people
Clean, Green and Moving: Borders, Corridors and Gateways—A focus on transborder shipment of goods (freight) by both land and sea (borders, inland and seaports)
Urban Transportation Challenges—Focus on the impact of the “last mile” (final delivery of freight), on the movement of people (private and public transportation), alternative fuels and air quality challenges and impacts.
Innovation and Technology—Focus on intelligent transportation system (ITS) innovations being developed and implemented; solutions such as Connected Vehicle technology, adaptive traffic signals, advanced traffic and incident management systems, electronic tolling, etc.; and how these can contribute to reduction of GHG associated with transportation challenges/environment.
Eduardo J. Solís
President, Mexican Association for the Automotive Industry
Final Presentation of all the items/recommendations to be included in the Moving Forward Summary
JPAC Report on the 20th Anniversary of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC)
Report from the National and Governmental Advisory Committee Representatives
Closing Remarks by the JPAC Chair, David Angus
Networking Session for the Public
Based on the discussions held throughout the day, participants are invited to meet and exchange views on North American transportation issues, to be raised with the Ministers during the Council Public Meeting on 11 July. Participants will be asked to identify four key issues for our region and appoint an equal number of representatives, who will present on behalf of the group. JPAC members will attend as observers.
Welcoming Reception and Official Opening of the 20th Regular Session of the CEC Council
Registration of Participants
Connecting North America’s communities through NAPECA
CEC Executive Director
Isla Magdalena: Building a sustainable coastal community with the North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action
Coordinator, Program of Science and Baja California, Comunidad y Biodiversidad, A.C.
Depave Paradise: Restoring natural diversity by ripping up concrete and asphalt and replacing it with soil and vegetation
Green Communities Canada
Dolores River Restoration Partnership (DRRP): A Collaborative, Community-based Approach to Watershed Restoration
Chief Operations Officer
Southwest Conservation Corps
Introduction and presentation of films on North America’s Marine Protected Areas
Council Public Meeting
2013–2014 Operational Plan: Initiatives supporting strategic goals and addressing key environmental issues
Launching Call for proposals for NAPECA 2013–2014
Council Public Meeting (continued) – Council town hall
Introduction on the conduct/format of the session by David Angus, JPAC Chair and moderator
Presentations from community and academic stakeholders on a topic related to “Transportation and the environment”, including web and on-site presentations
Council Session Closing
End of Session
Closing Dinner [provided]
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