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TODAY: EPA Administrator McCarthy in Boston with Canada and Mexico for Commission on Environmental Cooperation

Contact Information: 
Dave Deegan (deegan.dave@epa.gov)

BOSTON, MA; WASHINGTON - On Tuesday and Wednesday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy will host Mexican Environment Deputy Secretary Dr. Rodolfo Lacy Tamayo representing Secretary Juan Jos Guerra Abud and Canadian Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq in Boston for the 22nd Regular Session of the Council for the Commission on Environmental Cooperation (CEC).

The Council will discuss community resilience and adaptation to climate change and agree upon a new five-year strategic plan for 2015-2020 as well as an operational plan for 2015-2016. The Council will also announce the U.S., Mexican, and Canadian experts named as advisors to work with the Joint Public Advisory Committee to find opportunities to apply traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) to CEC's operations and policy. Furthermore, the Council will announce the 3rd round of the North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action (NAPECA) grants.

At the close of the meeting, Mexico will assume the rotating Chair of the CEC Council from the U.S. The CEC is an intergovernmental organization established by the United States, Canada, and Mexico under the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC), a side agreement to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Tuesday, July 14. 2015
7:00-7:30 PM Welcoming Reception and Official Opening of the 22nd Regular Session of the Council
Ancient and Honorable Artillery
4 Faneuil Hall Square
Boston, MA

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
12:10-12:50pm CEC Council Public Meeting
2:20-4:15pm CEC Council Town Hall
Waterline Restaurant, Salons A, B, C, G
The Marriott Long Wharf Hotel
Boston, MA

Media interested in attending should RSVP to Dave Deegan, Deegan.dave@epa.gov or 617-918-1010.
These events are open to the public and the press. For more information on the CEC and to view the event live: www.cec.org

Participate in the Conversation with Hashtag: #CECBoston

For more information about EPA's role in the CEC: http://www2.epa.gov/international-cooperation/epas-role-north-american-commission-environmental-cooperation-cec
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