29th Regular Session of the CEC Council and Meeting of the Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC)

14 and 15 July, 2022 Mérida, Mexico

Save the Date: Commission for Environmental Cooperation Council Session 14-15 July 2022

The environment ministers of Canada, Mexico and the United States will convene at the 29th annual CEC Council Session in a hybrid format in Mérida, Mexico….

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
Catherine Stewart
(819) 938-3784

General Standing Committee
Agustí Bordas-i-Cuscó
(613) 220-1560

Secretary Albores

María Luisa Albores González


Alternate Representative
Miguel Ángel Zerón
(52 55) 5990-0900 ext. 23906

General Standing Committee
Iris Adriana Jiménez Castillo
(52 55) 5628-0600 ext. 23903

Michael Regan

United States

Alternate Representative
Jane Nishida
(202) 564-1531

General Standing Committee
Nadtya Hong
(202) 564-1391

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 Council

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 21-05

Council Resolution
November 19, 2021

Instructions to the Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation regarding submission SEM-19-002 (City Park Project)

Reasons for Council Instructions

Council Resolution 21-04

Council Resolution
November 16, 2021

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

Summary Record

Summary Record
September 10, 2021

Twenty-Eight Regular Session of the CEC Council

CEC Council Session Chair Summary

Ministerial Statement
September 10, 2021

“Climate Change and Environmental Justice Solutions for North America”

Rules of Procedure

November 9, 2021

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

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