Join CEC advisory committee forum in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on building local resilience to extreme weather events

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Montreal, 25 September 2019—Floods, drought, hurricanes, wildfires and other extreme weather events are on the rise globally. As North American communities face the reality of increasing climate variability, building local resilience has become a shared priority for communities and all levels of government in Canada, Mexico and the United States.

On October 24, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s (CEC) Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) will host a public forum, showcasing citizen-led efforts to respond to the impacts of extreme weather events and exploring opportunities for trilateral cooperation on disaster resilience through the Commission for Environmental Cooperation and its activities.

To view the full agenda for the JPAC meeting Community-based Approaches to Disaster Resilienceclick here.

Participants will engage in question and answer periods and facilitated discussions on understanding the impacts of these events, reflecting on the hardships and resilience experienced by affected communities, as well as how to respond to crises and build perseverance.

To learn more about JPAC, visit

Learn more about the CEC’s current work on extreme events.

  • Register for the livestream to get a reminder on October 24
  • Send in your questions and comments throughout the day via Facebook and Twitter, using #ResilientNorthAmerica or emailing
  • To receive updates on the event, join JPAC’s Facebook event page
Speaker talks to JPAC members