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Join CEC’s Public Forums in Oaxaca, Mexico: Trinational Indigenous Forum & JPAC Public Forum, 27-29 November 2023

Join CEC’s Public Forums in Oaxaca, Mexico: Trinational Indigenous Forum & JPAC Public Forum, 27-29 November 2023

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) Expert Group and Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) are pleased to invite all interested groups and individuals to participate in two public forums in Oaxaca, Mexico from 27 to 29 November 2023. The environmental challenges we face today, as a result of climate change, biodiversity […]

Online Knowledge Dialogue: “Applying Indigenous Knowledge in Water Management: Models of Best Practices”

Water is an essential resource for life, health, the eradication of poverty and hunger, combating desertification and biodiversity loss, and to promote a socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable, resilient, equitable, peaceful, and inclusive future for all. Water conservation and management is not an easy task. Daily, our freshwater sources face contamination, over-exploitation, and mismanagement, among […]

Workshops on methods for assessing the costs of floods

As part of the CEC’s 2019-2020 project, Costing Floods and Other Extreme Events, this workshop is to convene experts from Indigenous, research and academic organizations, to discuss the incorporation of Indigenous perspectives in a proposed standardized North American methodology for costing floods and to evaluate its potential application to the assessment of the costs of cascading […]

Community-based Approaches to Disaster Resilience

Faced with the reality of climate variability and the rise in extreme weather events  across the continent, building local resilience has become a shared priority for communities and all levels of government in Canada, Mexico and the United States. This is especially important for remote and coastal communities that are uniquely vulnerable to such natural disasters […]

JPAC Regular Session 14-01: Building Healthy and Sustainable Homes in Remote Communities: A Focus on Indigenous Communities in North America

Barriers to building healthy, sustainable homes remains a major concern for a number of remote communities in North America, as well as many indigenous communities. To discuss the opportunities and challenges faced by Canada, Mexico and the United States, the CEC invites you to join a public forum featuring researchers, community leaders, government officials, and […]