NGO Advisory Committee to the RCEN-ED Chemicals Management Plan NGO Capacity Building project
When: First teleconference December 13, 2007; bimonthly teleconferences
Where: Meetings by teleconference
The Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN) and Environmental Defence (ED) have selected two (2) ENGO delegates plus an alternate to serve on a national Non-Government Organization (NGO) Advisory Committee to the RCEN-ED Chemicals Management Plan NGO Capacity Building project.
Selected ENGO delegates:
- Anna Tilman, STORM Coalition, ON
- Fe de Leon, CELA, ON
- Alternate: Mary Richardson, Crooked Creek Conservancy Society of Athabasca, AB
The RCEN-ED Chemicals Management Plan NGO Capacity Building project will facilitate and support NGO engagement in the Government of Canada’s Chemicals Management Plan (CMP). Technical experts at Environmental Defence will conduct research on substances under assessment in the CMP, while the RCEN will take the lead in disseminating the results of this research, along with opportunities for public engagement in the CMP, to NGOs and civil society stakeholders. The RCEN will also coordinate the activity of the NGO Advisory Committee and their collaboration with the Technical Experts.
The NGO Advisory Committee will participate in the development of collaborative NGO workplans and priorities, orient the research of the Technical experts, actively engage other NGOs in providing input to the CMP, and allocate available funding for NGO engagement.
The NGO Advisory Committee will meet by teleconference approximately every two months. Committee members will serve a one-year term from December 2007 to November 2008, with eligibility for renewal. The CMP NGO Capacity Building Project will run from December 2007 to July 2010.
For more information on the Government of Canada’s Chemicals Management Plan, see the Chemical Substances Portal