Sunday, January 26, 2020

Event - Public meeting of the North American PRTR Initiative

The public meeting of the North American PRTR Initiative will take place on February 25 and 26, 2020 at Delta Hotel, 475 Avenue du Président-Kennedy, Montreal, Québec, Canada. This meeting is for those interested in pollution prevention and sustainability within North American industry. All are invited public meeting of the North American Pollutant Release and Transfer Release (PRTR) Initiative.

This meeting is being organized in collaboration with Canada’s National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) Data Users’ workshop. It will bring together individuals from industry, governments, non-governmental organizations, academia, and the public interested in environmental sustainability within North American industry.

Discussion topics

- How the federal governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States are tracking industrial pollutants in several sectors of the economy via their PRTRs,

- The use of the CEC’s Taking Stock Online website, database and tools to explore pollutant releases and transfers reported by approximately 30,000 facilities across North America,

- Pollution prevention and sustainability within North American industry.

Agenda at a glance

Day 1 (delivered by the NPRI), will showcase the work of advanced NPRI data users, in order to understand their information needs and how these could be better met by the NPRI. Academics and researchers will present how they are using NPRI data and the linkages they are making to other data. Data users at all levels of proficiency are welcome.

Day 2 (delivered by the CEC), will explore current and potential uses of North American PRTR data to better understand and address the needs of stakeholders across the region. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about program updates from representatives of the region’s three PRTRs; explore possible topics for analysis in the next Taking Stock report; learn about enhancements to the CEC’s Taking Stock Online website, data and tools; and provide suggestions for a North American industry pollution prevention “challenge” initiative.

For more information contact Orlando Cabrera-Rivera Environmental Quality Head of Unit (514) 350-4323 E-mail. Participation in the meeting is free of charge, but space is limited and all participants must register. Click here to register.

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