COMMISSION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL COOPERATION
THREE COUNTRIES WORKING TOGETHER TO PROTECT OUR SHARED ENVIRONMENT
The CEC’s Operational Plan for 2011–2012 presents how the CEC’s goals and objectives will be implemented through project activities and other initiatives in 2011 and 2012. CEC Operational Plans are updated every year for budget purposes, with project planning focused on a two-year horizon within the CEC’s 2010–2015 Strategic Plan.
As this is the first year of full implementation of that five-year plan, 2011 project-level work is largely focused on foundational and baseline efforts, upon which we expect to see significant environmental results over the next five years.
The strategic framework for the regular project activity described in this plan stems from the CEC Council’s adoption, in 2009, of three broad priorities for the cooperative work program of the Commission:
To advance these priorities, the Council adopted the Strategic Plan for the Commission for Environmental Cooperation 2010–2015. This plan embraces specific five-year goals and objectives as well as several multi-year initiatives to accomplish them.
The CEC’s 2010–2015 Strategic Plan sets out a number of five-year strategic objectives in support of each of the CEC Council’s priorities.
The following is a summary of the CEC’s 2011–2012 projects that have been adopted by the Council to support these objectives.