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Get involved in the 2011 CEC Council meeting and e-waste public forum: webcast starts tomorrow

Both events will be webcast live with simultaneous translation in English, Spanish and French.

Montreal, 20 June 2011—Don’t miss the chance to participate in the 18th Regular Session of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s (CEC) Council and related events starting tomorrow, even if you can’t make it to Montreal in person.

The events will be broadcast online in English, Spanish and French. During the meeting you will have opportunities to ask questions of the presenters and give feedback on their presentations. For more details, see the agendas online.

The events will kick off on Tuesday, 21 June, beginning at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time), with a public forum on managing e-waste in North America, organized by the CEC’s Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC).

On Wednesday, 22 June, the CEC Council, consisting of the cabinet-level environment ministers of the three NAFTA countries–Peter Kent of Canada, Juan Elvira Quesada of Mexico, and Lisa P. Jackson of the United States–will hold its annual session. Council members will address environmental issues of common concern and set direction for the Commission’s work program.

Council members will hear from selected members of the public on matters of interest or concern related to the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation or CEC endeavors.

Whether in person or from afar, you can participate in these free public sessions, as both will be webcast via the CEC website. Comments and questions may be submitted online at the website, or through Facebook and Twitter with #ewaste2011 and #CEC2011.

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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