Save the Date: 7 September – “Sharing the Air in North America”
Along with our partners at the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the United Nations Environment Programme North America (UNEP), we are pleased to invite you to celebrate the International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies by joining the event, Sharing the Air in North America.
The theme of the 2022 International Day is “The Air We Share” — a fitting topic for our CEC community, as, for nearly three decades now, our trilateral work has brought together Canada, Mexico and the United States to protect our shared environment.
The virtual discussions, featuring high-level speakers and a panel discussion with moderated Q&A, will take place on 7 September 2022 from 10:00-11:30 A.M. EDT, and will reflect on 30 years of efforts to reduce air pollution in North America and look to the future of policy and action for enhancing air quality.
The event will feature opening remarks by:
- Ani Dasgupta, President & CEO, World Resources Institute
- Barbara Hendrie, Director, North America, United Nations Environment Programme
- Jane Nishida, Assistant Administrator for International and Tribal Affairs, United States Environmental Protection Agency
Moderated by WRI’s Global Air Quality Director Beatriz Cardenas, the panel discussion on The Way Forward for Clean Air in North America and Beyond.
This event will be available in English, French and Spanish.
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.