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Save the Date: 26-27 June, Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s governing Council to meet in Oklahoma City

Participate in person or via webcast in a public forum on Innovation and Partnerships for Green Growth

Montreal, 22 February 2018—On 26–27 June 2018, US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt will host his counterparts from Mexico and Canada in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, for the annual Regular Session of the Council of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC).

The Council, the CEC’s governing body, composed of cabinet-level environmental authorities from Canada, Mexico, and the United States, meets each year in regular session to discuss the countries’ shared priorities for environmental cooperation in North America. Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna and Mexico’s Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources Rafael Pacchiano Alamán will join Administrator Pruitt for this June’s Council Session.

This year’s meeting will also feature a public forum on June 26, hosted by the CEC’s Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC), to obtain feedback on North American environmental issues. The Council Session on June 27 will include a public session led by the three environment ministers focused on the theme of Innovation and Partnerships for Green Growth. It is open to the public and will be webcast live at http://www.cec.org/webcast.

Additional details on the program and preregistration forms will be available at www.cec.org in March.

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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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