Council Members

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

Council Member

The Honourable
Steven Guilbeault


Alternate Representative
Sandra McCardell

General Standing Committee
Isabelle Beaudin

Secretary Albores

María Luisa Albores González


Alternate Representative
Miguel Ángel Zerón

General Standing Committee
Iris Adriana Jiménez Castillo

Michael Regan

United States

Alternate Representative
Jane Nishida

General Standing Committee
Nadtya Hong

Alternate Representatives

Each Council member designates an Alternate Representative, who has full authority to act in all matters within the competence of the Council to ensure implementation of the Agreement.

General Standing Committee

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

CEC Strucutre

Working Groups

Under Article 3 (6)(a) of the Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, the Commission’s Council “may establish, and assign responsibilities to, ad hoc or standing committees, working groups or expert groups.”

Terms of Operation (PDF)

Important Documents

Council Resolution 23-02

Council Resolution
May 18, 2023

Grant Program on Environmental Justice and Climate Change Resilience in North America (EJ4Climate)

Council Resolution 23-01

Council Resolution
April 4, 2023

Instructions to the Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) regarding submission SEM-20-001 loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta)

Summary Record

Summary Record
July 15, 2022

Twenty-Ninth Regular Session of the CEC Council

CEC Ministerial Statement – 2022

Ministerial Statement
July 15, 2022

“North American Environment Ministers Launch Ambitious Agenda for Environmental Cooperation”

Council Rules of Procedure

Governing Documents
November 9, 2021

These rules apply to the Council of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation