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REGISTER TODAY: Join the public meeting of the North American PRTR Project

CEC meeting to focus on how PRTR data can help address environmental pollution issues

Montreal, 8 August 2016—The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) invites you to attend the annual meeting of the North American Pollutant Release and Transfer (PRTR) project in Washington, DC, United States, on 18 October 2016.

The meeting brings together individuals from industry, government, nongovernmental organizations, academia, and the public-at-large who are interested in industrial pollution and environmental sustainability. Participants will explore the latest trilateral pollution data and tools available through the CEC’s Taking Stock Online website, including the new watersheds query tool.

Officials from the region’s three PRTR programs, Canada’s National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI), Mexico’s Registro de Emisiones y Transferencia de Contaminantes (RETC), and the United States’ Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), will present updates on their respective programs and invite questions from the audience. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn more about the next edition of the CEC’s Taking Stock  report and share ideas about suitable topics for special analyses in future reports.

This year’s event is being held one day before the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Training Conference, which will take place at the same venue on 19–20 October.

Participation in the CEC’s meeting is free of charge. To participate, register at www.cec.org/PRTRmeeting. Limited financial assistance is available to eligible participants for travel and lodging, and may be requested no later than 22 August.

For more information, contact Project Coordinator Danielle Vallée at dvallee@cec.org.

Public Meeting of the North American PRTR Project

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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