Join our live webcasts on 8–9 September from the CEC Council’s 2016 annual session

Participate in the discussions via and through social media

Montreal, 11 August 2016—Join the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) on the 8thand 9th of September 2016 for live webcasts from the 23rd Regular Session of the CEC Council and the public forum of our Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC).

As chair of the CEC Council, Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, Mexico’s Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat), will host Canada’s Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna and United States Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy on 8–9 September in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico, to discuss the agenda for environmental cooperation between the three countries.

JPAC will host an open forum on biodiversity and climate change on 8 September, while a public Town Hall with the CEC Council on 9 September will focus on the role of youth within the work of the CEC, in particular with regard to ecosystems and climate change, and supporting sustainable communities.

If you cannot attend the JPAC forum and open Council session in person, you can participate online through our webcasts and social media.

Send a message or question before or during the JPAC forum and Council session via our Facebook page or Twitter using the handle (@CECweb) or the hashtag #CECMerida. You can also email your questions to

The Council is the CEC’s governing body and is composed of the highest-level environmental authorities (cabinet level or equivalent) from Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

JPAC is composed of fifteen citizen volunteers (five from each country). It advises the Council on any matter within the scope of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation. It also serves as a source of information for the CEC Secretariat and ensures active public participation and transparency in the actions of the Commission.


When:  Thursday, 8 September, beginning at 9 a.m. CDT

Wednesday, 9 September, beginning at 9 a.m. CDT

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23rd Regular Session of the CEC Council and Meetings of the Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC)