XXIIIe session ordinaire du Conseil de la CCE et réunions du Comité consultatif public mixte (CCPM)

Les 8 et 9 septembre prochains, Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, ministre de l’Environnement et des Ressources naturelles du Mexique, accueillera Gina McCarthy, administratrice de l’Agence de protection de l’environnement des États-Unis et Catherine McKenna, ministre de l’Environnement et du Changement climatique du Canada, à Mérida, Yucatán, à l’occasion de la XXIIIe session ordinaire annuelle du Conseil de la Commission de coopération environnementale (CCE) de l’Amérique du Nord.

Le 8 septembre, le CCPM présidera une tribune publique sur la biodiversité et les changements climatiques, à laquelle participeront des spécialistes invités des trois pays. Le CCPM, qui est composé de 15 citoyens (cinq de chaque pays), donne des avis au Conseil, assure la participation du public aux activités de la CCE, et veille à la transparence des mesures qu’elle prend.

Hotel Hyatt Regency Mérida Avenida Colón esq. Calle 60, Centro C.P. 97000 Mérida, Yucatán


8 et 9 septembre 2016



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Première journée
Réunions du CCPM

Deuxième journée
Réunions du CCPM

Deuxième journée
Session ordinaire du Conseil

Ordre du jour

Thursday, 8 September 2016

This JPAC public forum will look at the impacts of climate change on biodiversity from an environmental and economic perspective. Participants convening in-person and via webcast will also consider the vital contribution biodiversity makes to climate change mitigation and adaptation. They will also have the opportunity to discuss ecosystem-based adaptation solutions.

Regency Foyer

Registration of Participants

Regency I and II

Opening and Introductory Remarks

  • Introduction of JPAC members, special guests, etc.
  • Role and general, short history of JPAC
  • Overview of public session theme

Lindsay Brumwell
JPAC Chair


CEC Presentation

  • Overview of CEC’s current work on Ecosystems and Climate Change

César Rafael Chávez
CEC Executive Director
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Keynote Presentation: Ecosystems and Climate Change: A two-way relationship

Santiago Lorenzo
Global Expert – Climate Finance, WWF International
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Regency I and II

Roundtable Discussion I: Mainstreaming the impacts of climate change on biodiversity

This session will address the questions: What are the impacts of climate change on biodiversity in North America from an environmental and economic perspective? How can mainstreaming climate change reduce these impacts?

Felicia Marcus
JPAC member

Martín Cadena Salgado
Coordinator: Project Resilience
Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas (Conanp) – UNDP
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Chris Field
Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
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Katharine Mach
Senior Research Associate
Carnegie Science Department of Global Ecology, Stanford University

Aerin Jacob
Liber Ero Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Environmental Studies
University of Victoria
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Moderated Question and Answer Period with experts, JPAC members and audience




Roundtable Discussion II: Mainstreaming the contribution of biodiversity towards climate change mitigation and adaptation

This session will address the questions: What is the contribution of biodiversity to climate change mitigation and adaptation? How can mainstreaming biodiversity benefit climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives?

Adriana Nelly Correa
JPAC member

Sylvie de Blois
Associate Professor, Department of Plant Science
McGill University
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Nélida Barajas Acosta
Coordinator of International Affairs COP13
Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad (Conabio)
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Louis Blumberg
Director, California Climate Change Program
The Nature Conservancy
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Moderated Question and Answer Period with experts, JPAC members and audience

Restaurant Peregrina Bistro

Lunch [provided]

Regency I and II

Workshop on Emerging Scientific Research Relating to Ecosystem-based Adaptation

This workshop will examine emerging research on ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA), i.e., conservation and restoration of natural ecosystems as strategy for adapting to negative effects of climate change at multiple geographic levels. Audience response, comments, and questions will be invited.

Eric Dannenmaier
JPAC member

Rachel Gittman
Living shorelines: Are we designing functional, sustainable, and resilient coasts?
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Aimee McGowan
Blue Carbon
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Update on Submissions on Enforcement Matters

Paolo Solano
Legal Officer
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Report from the National and Governmental Advisory Committee Representatives


Closing Remarks and Session Adjournment

Lindsay Brumwell
JPAC Chair




Travel to Welcoming Reception

Salón de la Historia, Palacio de Gobierno, and Quinta Montes Molina

Official Opening of the 23rd Regular Session of the Council and Welcoming Reception

  • Welcoming remarks by the Governor of the State of Yucatan, Rolando Zapata Bello
  • Introductory remarks by César Rafael Chávez, CEC Executive Director
  • Remarks by Lindsay Brumwell, Chair of the CEC Joint Public Advisory Committee
  • Remarks by Gina McCarthy, Administrator, United States (US) Environmental Protection Agency
  • Remarks by Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Welcoming remarks and Opening of the 23rd Regular Session of the Council by Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, Mexican Secretary for Environment and Natural Resources

Friday, 9 September 2016

This year’s Council session will focus on the role of youth within the work of the CEC, in particular, on ecosystems and climate change, and supporting sustainable communities.

The 9 September Council meeting will include a public town hall session on these topics, featuring the three environment ministers, CEC Executive Director César Rafael Chávez, and CEC Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) Chair Lindsay Brumwell. During the Town Hall, the Council will answer questions from the public in-person and online through social media.

Hotel Lobby

Registration of Participants

Regency I and II

Welcome/Opening Remarks


Presentation on the Biodiversity Strategy for the State of Yucatán

Eduardo Batllori Sampedro
Secretary of Urban Development and Environment of the State of Yucatán
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Networking Session for the Public: Youth and the environment in North America

Participants are invited to meet and exchange views on the topic of “Youth and the environment in North America,” and identify three key questions concerning our region to be raised with the Ministers. They will appoint three representatives, one per country, who will make a brief intervention during the Council Town Hall that will take place in the afternoon.

Regency Foyer

CEC Exhibition

Restaurant Peregrina Bistro

Lunch [provided]

Regency I, II and III

Council Public Meeting

  • Welcome introduction by the Council
  • Report from the Executive Director on the Operational Plan 2015–2016
  • Progress from Boston to Mérida. What’s next?


Regency I, II and III

Council Town Hall

  • Parties’ Presentation: Youth and the environment in North America
  • Q&A on youth and the environment in North America
  • Photo contest winners

Council Session Closing

  • Council Ministerial Statement
  • Signing of Council Resolution and Ministerial Statement
  • Closing Remarks by Administrator Gina McCarthy
  • Concluding Remarks and Passing the Torch by Secretary Rafael Pacchiano Alamán
  • New Council Chair and Announcement of 2017 Council Session by Minister Catherine McKenna