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Media Release

Navigating North America’s energy future

Montreal, 23 March 2012—How quickly, and to what extent, can we make the transition to cleaner and renewable energy in North America? Do you have ideas or concerns on the policy pathway to a low-carbon future by 2030?

This is your chance. Act now and register before 13 April to participate in the public forum on “Powering a Low-carbon Economy for 2030 and Beyond,” organized by the Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC).

The meeting, to be held 18 April in Toronto, Canada, will start with a keynote address by Jatin Nathwani, Executive Director of the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy. Nathwani will provide an overview of the Equinox Blueprint: Energy 2030 report, which has become a benchmark for the debate on the implementation of new, high energy-efficient technologies, as well as the application of state-of-the-art science and technology.

Energy experts from Canada, Mexico and the United States, convened by JPAC, will also answer questions on the current status of renewable energy in the region, as well as its future outlook.

Join us to identify the progress made since the CEC published its 2007 report on Fostering Renewable Electricity Markets in North America, or to learn how renewable energy projects can be pursued in remote communities, among other very interesting topics.

Public participation at the event is free, but space is limited, so reserve your spot now. The meeting will be webcast, with simultaneous interpretation into Spanish, French and English.

For details on the event location, the provisional agenda and the registration form, visit the CEC website or contact JPAC Liaison Officer, Marcela Orozco, at jpac@cec.org.

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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