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CEC Council

The Council is the CEC's governing body and is composed of the highest-level environmental authorities (cabinet level or equivalent) from Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

The Council oversees the implementation of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC) and serves as a forum for the discussion of environmental matters within the scope of the Agreement.

The Council meets at least once a year, including with the public, to set the CEC's overall direction, including its budget and activities. It assigns responsibilities, if needed, to committees, working groups or expert groups, as it may require to fulfill its mandate.

Alternate Representatives

Each Council member assigns an Alternate Representative, who has full authority to act in all matters within the competence of the ministers (or the equivalent) to ensure implementation of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC), including the approval of the CEC Program Plan.

General Standing Committee

The General Standing Committee (GSC) is composed of one representative from each country who acts as first point of contact between the CEC Secretariat and the governments to ensure timely follow-up of Secretariat requirements for information and/or action.

Current highest-level environmental authorities from each of the Parties of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Council Resolutions from 1994 to present.
Description of the rules to be followed by the Council.
Regular Sessions of the CEC Council
Governmental Advisory Committees and National Advisory Committees
Summary records of Council meetings from 1994 to present.
Ministerial Statements resulting from the annual Regular Sessions