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Join the CEC’s advisory committee for a live, public discussion on transboundary resource management in North America

Participate in-person or online with the CEC’s Joint Public Advisory Committee in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Montreal, 3 June 2014—On July 16th, the CEC’s Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) will host a public forum to discuss transboundary natural resource management, with an emphasis on waters, climate, and the importance of Traditional Ecological Knowledge. This session will be interactive, broadcast live via the Web, and open to the public. To learn more about JPAC, visit www.cec.org/jpac.

In collaboration with seasoned experts from industry, NGOs, academics and government, participants will tackle questions related to policies, regulations, and incentives necessary to promote the sustainable management of transboundary natural resources in Canada, Mexico and the United States.

The meeting is open to the public and every participant will contribute to the final output—JPAC’s advice to the CEC Council. The Council is made up of the three cabinet-level environment ministers of Canada, Mexico and the United States, who will be meeting the following day, 17 July, for the CEC 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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