Forum to focus on environmental challenges facing North American coastal, shoreline, and riverbank communities
Montreal, 23 June 2017—Tune in Tuesday, 27 June, at 9:00 a.m. ADT for a Facebook Live broadcast and webcast from the public meeting of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s (CEC) Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC), featuring internationally renowned panelists from nongovernmental organizations, government agencies, academia and industry.
The discussion will focus on how to promote environmental sustainability and economic prosperity in coastal, shoreline, and riverbank communities across North America. The public is invited to share success stories and discuss innovations that could lead to the increased resilience of large and small waterside communities in Canada, Mexico and the United States.
Where: Tuesday, 27 June, beginning at 9 a.m. ADT
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The JPAC forum is being held in conjunction with the 24th Regular Session of the CEC’s governing Council, which is composed of the cabinet-level environment ministers from Canada, Mexico and the United States. On the afternoon of June 28, the CEC Council will hold a public session, also available via live webcast, on “Innovation for clean growth in North America.”
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.