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Media Release

North America’s environment leaders to meet September 9-10 at the CEC’s annual Council Session and JPAC Public Forum

Montreal, 7 September 2021—Media are invited to attend the Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s (CEC) 28th annual Council Session and Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) Public Forum, where North American environment officials will convene to discuss and agree on trilateral solutions for climate change and environmental justice.

Focused on the theme of climate change and environmental justice solutions, #CEC28 will include sessions, with opportunity to pose questions, on:

  • The role of youth in ensuring environmental justice through responses to climate change
  • Working together for equitable solutions to climate change impacts (JPAC Public Forum)
  • Trilateral approaches to climate change and environmental justice, with the CEC Council, featuring US EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan as Chair of the Session.

Media are invited to attend.
Date and time:

September 9, 2021

  • Youth Roundtable Discussion: 10:00 AM EDT
  • Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) Public Forum: 1:00 PM EDT

September 10, 2021

  • CEC Council Public Meeting: 2:00 PM EDT
CEC Council Session 2021

But don’t worry if you missed the virtual event: we have videos you can watch of the Youth Roundtable, the Joint Public Advisory Committee Public Forum, and the 28th Annual Regular Session of the CEC Council.

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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