Montreal, 3 November 2021—Over the past year, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) and EcoAdapt have updated and expanded the Climate Adaptation Toolkit for Marine and Coastal Protected Areas (MPA Toolkit). The MPA Toolkit includes resources and tools that support climate vulnerability assessments and adaptation planning for coastal and marine protected area practitioners. Presenters from EcoAdapt will share new updates to the MPA Toolkit, including a companion training module that takes users through a basic process of climate adaptation planning, using the materials available in the Toolkit, and a new Spanish-language section. Presenters will also share examples of how practitioners have used specific adaptation strategies to reduce vulnerabilities to key climate stressors.
The webinar is open to the public and will be presented in English, with simultaneous interpretation to French and Spanish available. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation.
9 November from 12-1 pm EST
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.