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EPA’s International Cooperation Collaborating with global and bilateral partners to address environmental challenges and advance U.S. foreign policy objectives, because pollution does not recognize international boundaries.

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EPA Administrator Michael Regan hosted the environmental leadership from the Governments of Mexico and Canada this after...
09/10/2021

EPA Administrator Michael Regan hosted the environmental leadership from the Governments of Mexico and Canada this afternoon, for the Commission for Environmental Cooperation annual Council Session. Leaders agreed to key actions to address pressing issues facing North America, with an emphasis on environmental justice and climate change. Read More: https://bddy.me/3hn2ffk

EPA Administrator Michael Regan hosted the environmental leadership from the Governments of Mexico and Canada this afternoon, for the Commission for Environmental Cooperation annual Council Session. Leaders agreed to key actions to address pressing issues facing North America, with an emphasis on environmental justice and climate change. Read More: https://bddy.me/3hn2ffk

EPA Administrator Michael Regan is hosting the annual #CEC28 Council Session at 2pm today, focused on Climate Change and...
09/10/2021

EPA Administrator Michael Regan is hosting the annual #CEC28 Council Session at 2pm today, focused on Climate Change and Environmental Justice Solutions across North America.

Join @CECwebfor this international event
👉 bit.ly/CEC28Register

EPA Administrator Michael Regan is hosting the annual #CEC28 Council Session at 2pm today, focused on Climate Change and Environmental Justice Solutions across North America.

Join @CECwebfor this international event
👉 bit.ly/CEC28Register

EPA Administrator Michael Regan is virtually hosting #CEC28 with leaders from Mexico and Canada today and tomorrow, Sept...
09/09/2021

EPA Administrator Michael Regan is virtually hosting #CEC28 with leaders from Mexico and Canada today and tomorrow, September 9 and 10. The 2021 Commission for Environmental Cooperation Council Session theme is “Climate Change and Environmental Justice Solutions”.

Register now for this high-level annual meeting and join the youth roundtable today at 10am ET: bit.ly/CEC28Register

EPA Administrator Michael Regan is virtually hosting #CEC28 with leaders from Mexico and Canada today and tomorrow, September 9 and 10. The 2021 Commission for Environmental Cooperation Council Session theme is “Climate Change and Environmental Justice Solutions”.

Register now for this high-level annual meeting and join the youth roundtable today at 10am ET: bit.ly/CEC28Register

Yesterday, EPA’s Deputy Administrator McCabe celebrated the end of global use of leaded gasoline with the Partnership fo...
08/31/2021

Yesterday, EPA’s Deputy Administrator McCabe celebrated the end of global use of leaded gasoline with the Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV) and our partners, a key step to deliver on environmental justice & protect children's health at home and abroad.

PCFV's work to ban the use of lead in gasoline has been estimated to prevent more than 1.2M premature deaths per year, increase IQ points among children, save $2.44T for the global economy, and decrease crime rates. Yesterday's virtual media event included key members of the public-private PCFV including governments, the oil industry, and civil society. We can build on this momentum to shift to zero emission vehicles and #banleadpaint.

Read the press release: https://www.unep.org/news-and-stories/press-release/era-leaded-petrol-over-eliminating-major-threat-human-and-planetary

Learn more about EPA's work on PCFV: https://www.epa.gov/international-cooperation/promoting-cleaner-fuels-and-vehicles-worldwide

Learn more about our leadership in the Lead Paint Alliance: https://www.epa.gov/international-cooperation/epa-leadership-lead-paint-alliance

Join EPA Administrator Michael Regan on September 9-10 as he chairs the Commission for Environmental Cooperation Council...
08/31/2021
28th Regular Session of the CEC Council and Meeting of the Joint Public Advisory Committee

Join EPA Administrator Michael Regan on September 9-10 as he chairs the Commission for Environmental Cooperation Council Session on Climate Change and Environmental Justice Solutions. To register for the virtual public meeting and youth roundtable visit: http://www.cec.org/Council2021. #CEC28

Join me for this event: 28th Regular Session of the CEC Council and Meeting of the Joint Public Advisory Committee

On July 22, 2021 EPA Administrator Michael Regan participated in the #G20 Environment Ministers’ Meeting in Naples, Ital...
07/26/2021
Administrator Regan Highlights Climate and Equity at G20 Environment Ministers’ Meeting | US EPA

On July 22, 2021 EPA Administrator Michael Regan participated in the #G20 Environment Ministers’ Meeting in Naples, Italy, advancing the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to confronting the climate crisis and restoring U.S. leadership on the global stage. https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/administrator-regan-highlights-climate-and-equity-g20-environment-ministers-meeting

EPA News Release: Administrator Regan Highlights Climate and Equity at G20 Environment Ministers’ Meeting

06/30/2021

El lunes, 28 de junio, a través del nuevo Programa Frontera 2025, la Agencia de Protección Ambiental de Estados Unidos (USEPA, por sus siglas en inglés) en coordinación con el Banco de Desarrollo de América del Norte (BDNA) lanzaron una Solicitud de Propuestas (RFP, por sus siglas en inglés)— con un período abierto de 35 días para proyectos en una franja de 62,5 millas (100 kilómetros) a ambos lados de la frontera entre México y los Estados Unidos, en Sonora, Arizona, Baja California y California. Fecha límite: 2 de agosto de 2021 @ 5:00 p.m. (hora estándar del Pacífico). Más información aquí: https://www.epa.gov/usmexicoborder/solicite-hoy-frontera-2025-solicitud-de-propuestas


ÚNASE A NOSOTROS para las sesiones de talleres virtuales BILINGÜES (español/inglés):


1 de julio de 2021 (Webinario) de 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m (Hora estándar del Pacífico )

15 de julio de 2021 (Webinario) de 5:00 p.m. – 7:30pm (Hora estándar del Pacífico)



https://www.epa.gov/usmexicoborder/region-9-calendar

Today, EPA Administrator Michael Regan and Taiwan EPA Minister Tzi-chin Chang and business leaders will exchange ideas a...
06/17/2021

Today, EPA Administrator Michael Regan and Taiwan EPA Minister Tzi-chin Chang and business leaders will exchange ideas about how businesses can join the Build Back Better conversation, create green economic opportunities, and lift up our youth through education and empowerment.

Tomorrow, EPA Administrator Michael Regan will meet Taiwan EPA Minister Tzi-chin Chang, Trade Minister John Deng, Taiwan...
06/16/2021

Tomorrow, EPA Administrator Michael Regan will meet Taiwan EPA Minister Tzi-chin Chang, Trade Minister John Deng, Taiwan business leaders, and AmCham Taipei to discuss the International Environmental Partnership and cooperation on climate change & environmental justice. https://www.iep-global.org/

Tomorrow, EPA Administrator Michael Regan will meet Taiwan EPA Minister Tzi-chin Chang, Trade Minister John Deng, Taiwan business leaders, and AmCham Taipei to discuss the International Environmental Partnership and cooperation on climate change & environmental justice. https://www.iep-global.org/

Administrator Regan and Mexican Secretary Albores signed the new US-Mexico Border environmental program framework docume...
05/24/2021

Administrator Regan and Mexican Secretary Albores signed the new US-Mexico Border environmental program framework document, Border 2025, to reaffirm commitment on protecting and improving the environment and public health along the US-Mexico border for the benefit of border communities.

With the signing of the new program, we are concluding our current Border 2020 program and kicking off Border 2025, the next cooperative effort under the 1983 La Paz Agreement. The Border 2025 framework proposes a five-year (2021-2025), binational environmental program that includes four strategic goals to address the environmental and public health challenges.

Learn more about the border program: https://www.epa.gov/usmexicoborder #Border 2025

Administrator Regan and Mexican Secretary Albores signed the new US-Mexico Border environmental program framework document, Border 2025, to reaffirm commitment on protecting and improving the environment and public health along the US-Mexico border for the benefit of border communities.

With the signing of the new program, we are concluding our current Border 2020 program and kicking off Border 2025, the next cooperative effort under the 1983 La Paz Agreement. The Border 2025 framework proposes a five-year (2021-2025), binational environmental program that includes four strategic goals to address the environmental and public health challenges.

Learn more about the border program: https://www.epa.gov/usmexicoborder #Border 2025

DYK? Transboundary air emissions from Asian countries negatively impact human health and the environment in the U.S. and...
05/07/2021
Air Quality Action Planning: Template and Video Training Modules for International Audiences | US EPA

DYK? Transboundary air emissions from Asian countries negatively impact human health and the environment in the U.S. and throughout Asia.
Through the South & Southeast Asia – Air Improvements in the Region (SSEA-AIR) program,

U.S. EPA and EPA Taiwan collaborate to assist countries and cities across South and Southeast Asia to address critical air pollution challenges. In 2019, 12 ministries from eight Asian countries developed SSEA-AIR action plans at the SSEA-AIR Workshop in Taoyuan, Taiwan.

The training videos and templates used for the workshop can be found at https://www.epa.gov/international-cooperation/air-quality-action-planning-template-and-video-training-modules

EPA plans air quality control actions to bring an airshed into attainment and to protect human health and the environment. An essential element of this planning is development of an Air Quality Action Plan.

In developing countries, many urban areas have significant health and climate impacts from air pollution, but limited da...
05/07/2021
EPA Collaboration with Sub-Saharan Africa | US EPA

In developing countries, many urban areas have significant health and climate impacts from air pollution, but limited data, resources and capacity. Megacities Partnerships help strengthen climate and air quality management tools, improve air quality, & protect public health. #AQAW2021

To reduce air pollution in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, EPA & United Nations Environment Program have been working with the Addis Ababa Environmental Protection and Green Development Commission (AAEPGDC) on health benefits assessment and strategies to improve public health.
https://www.epa.gov/international-cooperation/epa-collaboration-sub-saharan-africa

In Peru, EPA collaborated w/ the Ministry of the Environment on an air pollution study in the Lima-Callao region & worked to strengthen air quality management and monitoring, with special focus on the transportation sector.
https://www.epa.gov/international-cooperation/epa-collaboration-peru#megacities

EPA’s environmental program in Sub-Saharan Africa is focused on addressing Africa’s growing urban and industrial pollution issues, such as air quality, water quality, electronics waste and indoor air from cookstoves.

The CAFTA-DR region (El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Dominican Republic) needs stronger air ...
05/06/2021

The CAFTA-DR region (El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Dominican Republic) needs stronger air quality management regulations & more sustainable air quality monitoring systems.

As trade partners in the CAFTA-DR, the U.S. seeks to provide technical assistance to support high levels of environmental protection. To improve air quality in the CAFTA-DR and Panama, EPA, Battelle and PAHO-WHO delivered a series of webinars in 2018-2019 to strengthen cooperation and capacity. The modules -- on air quality standards/regulations, emissions inventories, data analysis and QA/QC, air monitoring equipment/maintenance, and how to use the MOVES platform (used by EPA for emission inventories modeling) -- are available in Spanish at: https://www.campusvirtualsp.org/es/curso/programa-de-desarrollo-de-las-capacidades-para-el-mejoramiento-de-la-calidad-del-aire-2018 #AQAW2021

A follow-up regional workshop in the Dominican Republic in August 2020 provided CAFTA-DR countries hands-on experience to enhance their knowledge about air monitoring equipment and data analysis. See photos below!

Mercury impacts communities across the U.S., Asia, and around the globe, significantly affecting children. The Asia-Paci...
05/05/2021

Mercury impacts communities across the U.S., Asia, and around the globe, significantly affecting children.

The Asia-Pacific Mercury Monitoring Network (APMMN) works to a establish a harmonized network of air and rainwater mercury monitors in the Asia-Pacific region. The APMMN enables countries across the Asia-Pacific region to take concrete steps to implement commitments under the Minamata Convention on Mercury.

The APMMN currently has 21 participating countries & 14 mercury wet deposition samplers deployed throughout the Asia-Pacific region. APMMN was recognized as a model regional network at the International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant.

Learn more about EPA's work on the Minamata Convention: https://www.epa.gov/international-cooperation/minamata-convention-mercury #AQAW2021

Mercury impacts communities across the U.S., Asia, and around the globe, significantly affecting children.

The Asia-Pacific Mercury Monitoring Network (APMMN) works to a establish a harmonized network of air and rainwater mercury monitors in the Asia-Pacific region. The APMMN enables countries across the Asia-Pacific region to take concrete steps to implement commitments under the Minamata Convention on Mercury.

The APMMN currently has 21 participating countries & 14 mercury wet deposition samplers deployed throughout the Asia-Pacific region. APMMN was recognized as a model regional network at the International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant.

Learn more about EPA's work on the Minamata Convention: https://www.epa.gov/international-cooperation/minamata-convention-mercury #AQAW2021

Until every child can safely drink water from the faucet, inhale a full breath of clean, fresh air, and play outdoors, w...
04/22/2021

Until every child can safely drink water from the faucet, inhale a full breath of clean, fresh air, and play outdoors, without risk of environmental hazard or harm, our work continues – where we live, work, play, pray, and go to school. -EPA Administrator Michael Regan #EarthDay2021

Until every child can safely drink water from the faucet, inhale a full breath of clean, fresh air, and play outdoors, without risk of environmental hazard or harm, our work continues – where we live, work, play, pray, and go to school. -EPA Administrator Michael Regan #EarthDay2021

Until every child can safely drink water from the faucet, inhale a full breath of clean, fresh air, and play outdoors, w...
04/22/2021

Until every child can safely drink water from the faucet, inhale a full breath of clean, fresh air, and play outdoors, without risk of environmental hazard or harm, our work continues – where we live, work, play, pray, and go to school. -EPA Administrator Michael Regan #EarthDay2021

Until every child can safely drink water from the faucet, inhale a full breath of clean, fresh air, and play outdoors, without risk of environmental hazard or harm, our work continues – where we live, work, play, pray, and go to school. -EPA Administrator Michael Regan #EarthDay2021

It’s not an exaggeration to say that environmental justice will underpin all our work – confronting climate change, safe...
04/22/2021

It’s not an exaggeration to say that environmental justice will underpin all our work – confronting climate change, safeguarding our drinking water, revitalizing contaminated sites. -EPA Administrator Michael Regan #EarthDay2021

It’s not an exaggeration to say that environmental justice will underpin all our work – confronting climate change, safeguarding our drinking water, revitalizing contaminated sites. -EPA Administrator Michael Regan #EarthDay2021

It’s not an exaggeration to say that environmental justice will underpin all our work – confronting climate change, safe...
04/22/2021

It’s not an exaggeration to say that environmental justice will underpin all our work – confronting climate change, safeguarding our drinking water, revitalizing contaminated sites. -EPA Administrator Michael Regan #EarthDay2021

It’s not an exaggeration to say that environmental justice will underpin all our work – confronting climate change, safeguarding our drinking water, revitalizing contaminated sites. -EPA Administrator Michael Regan #EarthDay2021

Our legacy must be that we did not just deal with the issues up to the fence line, but that we saw the people on the oth...
04/22/2021

Our legacy must be that we did not just deal with the issues up to the fence line, but that we saw the people on the other side of the fence. We looked them in the eyes. Listened to them. Learned from them. And made their lives fundamentally better. - EPA Administrator Michael Regan #EarthDay2021

Our legacy must be that we did not just deal with the issues up to the fence line, but that we saw the people on the other side of the fence. We looked them in the eyes. Listened to them. Learned from them. And made their lives fundamentally better. - EPA Administrator Michael Regan #EarthDay2021

Our legacy must be that we did not just deal with the issues up to the fence line, but that we saw the people on the oth...
04/22/2021

Our legacy must be that we did not just deal with the issues up to the fence line, but that we saw the people on the other side of the fence. We looked them in the eyes. Listened to them. Learned from them. And made their lives fundamentally better. - EPA Administrator Michael Regan #EarthDay2021

Our legacy must be that we did not just deal with the issues up to the fence line, but that we saw the people on the other side of the fence. We looked them in the eyes. Listened to them. Learned from them. And made their lives fundamentally better. - EPA Administrator Michael Regan #EarthDay2021

Let's make #EarthDay2021 a new beginning.
04/22/2021

Let's make #EarthDay2021 a new beginning.

Let's make #EarthDay2021 a new beginning.

Let's make #EarthDay2021 a new beginning.
04/22/2021

Let's make #EarthDay2021 a new beginning.

Let's make #EarthDay2021 a new beginning.

Jane Nishida, Acting Assistant Administrator for International and Tribal Affairs, was pleased to meet virtually with me...
04/15/2021

Jane Nishida, Acting Assistant Administrator for International and Tribal Affairs, was pleased to meet virtually with members from the Joint Public Advisory Committee of the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation. She welcomed new members and provided an update on U.S. priorities and future collaboration.

Jane Nishida, Acting Assistant Administrator for International and Tribal Affairs, was pleased to meet virtually with members from the Joint Public Advisory Committee of the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation. She welcomed new members and provided an update on U.S. priorities and future collaboration.

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I join the country and our partners in celebrating our Nation’s birthday. Happy 4th of July, America! -- Chad McIntosh, Assistant Administrator USEPA #4thofjuly #IndependenceDay2020