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Join North America’s top environmental officials in Oklahoma City this June 26–27

Register today for the 2018 Regular Session of the CEC Council, focused on Innovation and Partnerships for Green Growth:  www.cec.org/Council2018

Montreal, 11 May 2018—The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) invites the public to join its annual Regular Session of the CEC Council, composed of the environment ministers of Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The Council Chair, US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, will host Canadian Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna and Mexico’s Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources Rafael Pacchiano Alamán in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States.

The public registered is welcome to participate at the Session in the following events:

  • June 26 – A one-day public forum of the CEC Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) focused on emerging topics related to environment and economic growth, including increasing private sector engagement in CEC trilateral initiatives and highlighting examples of successful indigenous community and private sector collaborations
  • June 26 – The opening event of the XXV Council Session at the Convention Center and welcoming reception with the Ministers
  • June 27 – A Ministerial dialogue on Innovation and Partnerships for Green Growth with state, academic, and private sector representatives from North America, and presentations by the Canadian, Mexican, and United States winners of this year’s CEC Youth Innovation Challenge
  • June 27 – An exhibition showcasing CEC’s work to protect and enhance North America’s environment

Simultaneous translation to English, French and Spanish is available. Limited financial assistance is available for travel and lodging and may be requested (via the online registration form) before 23 May 2018.  For more information, please contact jpac@cec.org.

Participate virtually – join the live broadcast and online discussions

If you cannot attend the CEC Council Session and JPAC forum in person, you can participate in portions of the meeting online via Facebook Live or webcast. Send in questions and comments on social media via our Facebook page or Twitter using the handle (@CECweb) or the hashtag #Oklahoma2018. You can also email your questions to info@cec.org.

REGISTER HERE to receive a webcast reminder the morning of the event.


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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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