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Joint Public Advisory Committee

Joint Public Advisory Committee

The Joint Public Advisory Committee is composed of nine citizens, three from each country (Canada, Mexico and the United States). Together, they advise the Council on a wide array of environmental issues within the scope of the Agreement on Environmental Cooperation.

Rules of Procedure


JPAC Member - Anne-Raphaëlle Audouin

Anne-Raphaëlle Audouin

Chief executive officer for Nukik Corporation

JPAC Member - Louie Porta

Louie Porta

Executive Director of Oceans North

JPAC Chair for 2022

JPAC Member - Elizabeth Whitsitt

Elizabeth Whitsitt

Associate Professor at University of Calgary

JPAC member - Luis Alfonso Argüelles

Luis Alfonso Argüelles Suárez

Mexico’s representative on the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

JPAC Members - Esteban Escamilla Prado

Esteban Escamilla Prado

Research professor at the Eastern University Regional Center (CRUO)

JPAC Member - Pedro Moctezuma Barragán

Pedro Moctezuma Barragán

Coordinator of the Sustainability Research Program at the Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM)

JPAC member - Felicia Marcus

Felicia Marcus

William C. Landreth Visiting Fellow, Stanford University

JPAC Member - Octaviana V. Trujillo

Octaviana V. Trujillo

Professor at Northern Arizona University

JPAC Member: Bob Varney

Robert W. Varney

President of Normandeau Associates


Advice to Council

To inform its recommendations, JPAC engages the public in open forums that bring together experts on North America’s most pressing environmental issues. JPAC subsequently submits its recommendations to Council in the form of an Advice.

Latest Advice to Council
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Featured Public Consultation

Public consultation on new CEC project to improve air quality for environmental justice

Deadline: May 19, 2022

During its 2021 Regular Session, the CEC Council announced a new large-scale initiative to mitigate ‘black carbon’ for the improvement of air quality and support environmental justice in a local context. Following this announcement, the CEC Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) is seeking comments and suggestions from citizens across North America on a new CEC project under this initiative that will seek to improve air quality in local communities, by supporting them to better document and mitigate sources of black carbon and particulate matter (PM2.5) emissions.

Public Engagement and Transparency

2022 JPAC Annual Plan of Activities

JPAC Annual Plan of Activities
March 1, 2022

2021 Report to Council

Report to Council
August 17, 2021

2021 JPAC Annual Plan of Activities

JPAC Annual Plan of Activities
May 1, 2021

Response from Council to JPAC 19-03

Response from Council
October 2, 2020

Advice to Council 19-03

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Catherine Boyd Michaud
Project Lead, Advisory Groups and Private Sector Engagement
(514) 350-4338