Montreal, 11 March 2011—The Joint Public Advisory Committee of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation will host a public forum in Mexico City, Mexico, on 4–5 April.
On 4 April, JPAC members will lead a discussion on upcoming CEC project work and the Citizen Submissions on Enforcement Matters process.
The following day, JPAC will lead a series of panel discussions on North American transportation-related environmental issues, building on the key findings and recommendations in Destination Sustainability, a CEC Secretariat report to be released in late March that examines greening freight transportation by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, among other actions.
Save the date now to participate in this free event in Mexico City or join the discussion online. The 4 April forum will be webcast live and an online discussion will start 23 March. Videos from the panel discussions on freight transportation will be available following the event.
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.