Sunday, June 21, 2020

Livestream - USMCA and the Environment / Clean Technologies for Resilient Communities

Their will be a live streaming of a virtual meeting between the environment ministers of Canada, Mexico and the United States on June 26, 2020. This live event will also include leading environmental experts to discuss the future of regional environmental collaboration and the important role of clean technology in making our communities more resilient. This event is organized by The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) and it is open to the public.

Given the exceptional circumstances presented by COVID-19, this year’s sessions will take place as livestreamed virtual events that are open to the public. This new and innovative format will engage audiences across North America in live discussions and Q&As.

LIVESTREAM: The USMCA and the Environment: A Renewed Commitment for North America

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST

How will the new trade agreement between Canada, Mexico and the United States address issues linked to increased commerce such as marine litter, sustainable trade in species, air pollution and more? How will the new Environmental Cooperation Agreement enhance environmental cooperation between the three countries? Join the CEC’s Joint Public Advisory Committee to learn more about the implications of these new international frameworks for environmental protection across the region.

SPEAKERS:
  • Jean-Frédéric Morin, Chairholder, Canada Research Chair in International Political Economy and Full Professor at the Political Science Department of Université Laval 
  • Robert Moyer, Director, Submission on Enforcement Matters, Commission for Environmental Cooperation

LIVESTREAM: Clean Technologies for Resilient Communities

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST

How can clean technology help communities in North America better prepare for and adapt to more extreme weather events including flooding, wildfires, and rising sea levels? In the face of a global pandemic, how can we accelerate the shift to green technology in order to help make our energy supply more resilient?

Join Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change as he hosts Mexico’s Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources Víctor Manuel Toledo and United States Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler for a dialogue with the public on how clean technology is supporting community resilience across the region.

The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Carol Ann Brown, Vice President, Innovation and CleanTech for the Dephi Group.

SPEAKERS:
  • Deborah Harford, Adaptation to climate change team, Simon Fraser University Winners of the 2020 Youth Innovation Challenge Council Session Q&A wll be moderated by 
  • Dr. Carol-Ann Brown, Vice President, Innovation and Cleantech, GLOBE Series and The Delphi Group
Click here to register.
For more information contact:

Nathalie Daoust
Senior Liaison Officer, Council Organizational Performance Manager
(514) 350-4310

Marcela Orozco Senior Liaison Officer, Advisory Bodies and Public Engagement
(514) 350-4305

CEC Secretariat
700 de la Gauchetière St. West, Suite 1620 Montreal (Quebec), H3B 5M2 Phone: (514) 350-4300 Fax: (514) 350-4314

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