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Save the date: Public forum on North America’s energy future, 18 April

Montreal, 1 March 2012—Join the Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s Joint Public Advisory Committee in Toronto this spring for an important public forum on North America’s Energy Future: Powering a Low-carbon Economy for 2030 and Beyond.

JPAC will bring together energy experts from across Canada, Mexico and the United States to answer questions about the current state of renewable energy as well as future potential.

A series of speakers will address a range of energy questions, including: What is the future of renewable energy in North America? What progress has been made since the CEC’s Fostering Renewable Electricity Markets in North America report in 2007? What are some of the challenges and barriers affecting the use of renewable energy? How can renewable energy projects be promoted in remote communities?

Save the date now to participate in this free event in Toronto, Canada, on Wednesday, 18 April. More information, including an agenda and registration form, will be available soon on the CEC website.

New JPAC member for Mexico

This month Mexico named Dr. Luis Farías Martínez as a new citizen representative to the Joint Public Advisory Committee. Dr. Farías Martínez is Senior Vice President for Energy and Sustainability at Cementos Mexicanos (CEMEX) and President of Mexico’s Private Sector Center for Sustainable Development Studies (CESPEDES).

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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