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Media Release

Sustainability and competitiveness event will be webcast live, revised agenda now available

Montreal, 11/19/2008-The CEC’s Joint Public Advisory Committee will host itsNorth American Workshop on Environmental Sustainability and Competitiveness on 2-3 December in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

This day-and-a-half workshop will identify areas of opportunity and priority for simultaneously enhancing environmental sustainability and competitiveness in the region. The event will include panel discussions with some of North America’s top experts on environmental sustainability and competitiveness to consider the following topics:

  • Drivers and barriers to improvements in environmental performance
  • Drivers and barriers to environmental innovation
  • How are corporate improvements in environmental performance influencing business competitiveness?
  • How can the mutual supportiveness between environmental performance and competitiveness be promoted?

More information about the workshop, including a registration form and the latest agenda, is available at: www.cec.org/sustainability. Registration is free-of-charge. Please send an e-mail to info@cec.org if you would like to receive updates by e-mail.

This event will be webcast live. Check www.cec.org/sustainability for details.

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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