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Media Release

Invitation to the Fourth JPAC Regular Session of 2007: Submissions on Enforcement Matters; From Lessons Learned to Following up Factual Records

Montreal, 10/30/2007-The Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) will be holding its fourth meeting of 2007 in San Antonio, Texas, on 6 December. The session entitled “Submissions on Enforcement Matters; From Lessons Learned to Following up Factual Records,” will have as a main objective engaging people who have experienced, studied, written about, and been a part of the SEM process in Canada, Mexico and the United States.

The outcome of the meetings will support JPAC in its role of providing advice and recommendations to the CEC Council, which is composed of the environment ministers from Canada, Mexico and the United States.

Registration to all events is free-of-charge. Nonprofit organizations and individuals may request limited financial assistance (travel and accommodations) to attend the meeting. If you would like to be considered for such support, you must provide a written statement of interest demonstrating your expertise-or that of your organization-with the topic(s) to be addressed at the public meeting. Please note that only those applications that meet this requirement will be considered.

A request to receive financial assistance can be made by pre-registering for the event before 9 November, and is limited to one person per organization. More information about the meetings, including the registration form, is available online. A draft agenda will be made available soon.

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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