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INVITATION: Join the CEC’s Town Hall webcast featuring the environment ministers of Canada, Mexico and the United States

Public question-and-answer session to focus on youth engagement on the environment

Montreal, 31 August 2016—Tune in Friday, 9 September, at 2:30 p.m. CDT for a live webcast of a Town Hall featuring Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, Mexico’s Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources, Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Environment and Climate Change Minister, and Gina McCarthy, United States Environmental Protection Agency Administrator.

The interactive question and answer session will be broadcast at www.cec.org/webcast from Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico, as part of the 23rd annual Regular Session of the Council of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC).

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

You can watch live and submit questions in three ways:

  • Email info@cec.org.
  • Send a message to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation‘s Facebook page.
  • Use the hashtag #CECMerida on Facebook or Twitter.

Follow the CEC on Facebook www.facebook.org/CECconnect and Twitter @CECweb to get news and updates about the 2016 Council Session.

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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