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#CEC31: 31st Annual Council Session and JPAC Public Forum

From 24 to 26 June 2024 Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

Mark your calendar for the Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s (CEC) 31st annual Council Session and Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) Public Forum, to be held 24–26 June 2024 in Wilmington, North Carolina under the theme “Strengthening…


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
David Lamontagne

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
Lesley D’Anglada

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.

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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 23-06

Council Resolution
January 4, 2024

Funding of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation for the Financial Year 2024

Council Resolution 23-05

Council Resolution
October 23, 2023

Instructions to the Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) regarding submission SEM-18-003 (Hydraulic Fracturing in Nuevo Leon)

Reasons for Council Instructions

Summary Record

Summary Record
June 29, 2023

Thirtieth Regular Session of the CEC Council

2023 Council Statement

Ministerial Statement
June 29, 2023

Victoria, Canada, 29 June 2023—We, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) Council Members, representing Canada, Mexico and the United States, met today for the annual Council Session in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Council Rules of Procedure

Governing Documents
November 9, 2021

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