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Media Release

Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s 2016 Regular Session of Council postponed

New date for Council Session and Joint Public Advisory Committee meeting to be announced

Montreal, 7 June 2016—Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 23rd Regular Session of the Council of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) and public meeting of the CEC’s Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC), scheduled for 14–15 June 2016 in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico, have been postponed to a later date that will be announced in the coming weeks.

The CEC North American Youth Photo Challenge, which closed on 1 June 2016, will continue as scheduled. The three contest winners and six runners-up will be announced publicly on 13 June 2016. Photos submitted by the winners, runners-up and others will be available for viewing on the CEC website.

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About the CEC

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) was established in 1994 by the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States through the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, a parallel environmental agreement to NAFTA. As of 2020, the CEC is recognized and maintained by the Environmental Cooperation Agreement, in parallel with the new Free Trade Agreement of North America. The CEC brings together a wide range of stakeholders, including the general public, Indigenous people, youth, nongovernmental organizations, academia, and the business sector, to seek solutions to protect North America’s shared environment while supporting sustainable development for the benefit of present and future generations

The CEC is governed and funded equally by the Government of Canada through Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Government of the United States of Mexico through the Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, and the Government of the United States of America through the Environmental Protection Agency.

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