The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) invites the public, Indigenous groups, stakeholders and members of the media to join the annual gathering of the CEC Council, composed of the environment
The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) invites the public, Indigenous groups, stakeholders and members of the media to join the annual gathering of the CEC Council, composed of the environment ministers of Canada, Mexico, and the United States.
Mexico’s Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources, María Luisa Albores González, will host Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, as well as United States Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael S. Regan.
The 29th annual Session of the CEC Council will be the CEC’s first Ministerial Session to take place in person since 2019. The hybrid format will enable communities from across North America to participate and engage both in person and virtually with those in Mérida.
The Session will reinforce trilateral commitments to preserve, protect and enhance the North American environment, and establish shared priorities and action for environmental cooperation in North America. The Session will also promote dialogue and knowledge-sharing among an intersectional and intergenerational group of stakeholders, including leaders from business, youth, Indigenous peoples and local communities. The theme of this year’s Council Session will be “Community-led Environmental Education for Sustainable Development.”
The public is invited to participate in the following livestreamed events:
- 14 July at 08:00 a.m. Central Time – the Public Forum of the CEC’s Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) on “Stories and Lessons Learned from North American Communities and Youth.” The session will highlight a broad range of stories from communities across the three countries tackling common environmental challenges and will feature a moderated Q&A.
- 14 July at 11:00 a.m. Central Time – the Intergenerational Roundtable, hosted by the JPAC, engaging youth, academia and community environmental leaders from the three countries in a dialogue on the values and cultural foundations underpinning sustainable communities, with a focus on experiences related to environmental, social, and economic crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the growing impact of climate change. The roundtable will also feature a moderated Q&A.
- 15 July at 3:00 p.m. Central Time – A Dialogue with the Council on Community-led Environmental Education for Sustainable Development, and presentations by the winners of the CEC’s annual Youth Innovation Challenge.
14 (Thursday) 8:00 am - 15 (Friday) 3:00 pm