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Executive Director, Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment GoeresExecutive Director, Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment<div class="ExternalClass56F5BEABBC2346B8884FA9DA00024AB7"><p>As Executive Director of the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment since 2010, Michael Goeres is responsible for guiding collaborative intergovernmental work as directed by federal, provincial and territorial ministers of environment. This work addresses some of Canada’s most pressing environmental issues including climate change, waste reduction and recovery, and air, soil and water quality. Most recently Michael facilitated the development by governments of the CCME Strategy on Zero Plastic Waste, approved in principle by ministers of environment in November 2018 and the first phase of the Action Plan on Zero Plastic Waste to achieve the Strategy, approved by ministers in June 2019.</p><p>In 2015 Michael was recognized as one of Canada’s Clean 50. Michael joined CCME in 1997 as Director of Corporate Services. Prior to joining CCME, Mr. Goeres was Director of Finance and Administration of the Canada Grains Council Inc., an industry association of the Canadian grain trade. Earlier, Michael served as founding Executive Director of the Manitoba Intercultural Council, a provincial agency created to provide policy advice from ethnocultural communities to the Manitoba government. </p><p>Michael is an alumnus of the University of Saskatchewan and University of Manitoba.</p></div>, Michael GoeresGP0|#b120f5aa-668d-42e7-9dd2-58a73b1ce8f6;L0|#0b120f5aa-668d-42e7-9dd2-58a73b1ce8f6|Michael Goeres;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#aac3d08f-1bc4-4171-a4bd-845a5d486d10Michael Goeres



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