The Eighth Annual CAFTA-DR Environmental Affairs Council Meeting Public Session

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 3, 2014 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

Port of New Orleans Auditorium - 1350 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, LA 70130

The public is invited to attend the public session of the eighth annual Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) Environmental Affairs Council (EAC) in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The session is an opportunity for the public to ask questions about recent progress and environmental activities carried out by the council, which implements and oversees environmental cooperation efforts in Central America, the Dominican Republic, and the United States.  U.S.  Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Judy Garber and Assistant United States Trade Representative for Environment and Natural Resources Jennifer Prescott will participate, as well as environment ministers representing other CAFTA-DR EAC countries (the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua). 

Civil society, environmental non-profits, trade and commerce organizations, and interested citizens are all encouraged to attend.

The public session is part of a larger two-day meeting, during which CAFTA-DR  countries will reaffirm their commitment to work together to preserve and protect the environment through implementation of the CAFTA-DR Environment Chapter and the Environmental Cooperation Agreement.  The meeting will build on a strong foundation of cooperation among member countries to address mutual environmental concerns.

Please park at the Convention Center’s Lot J.  RSVP to FingerGT@state.gov to confirm attendance or for more information.

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