Joint Public Advisory Committee

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.

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.

Rules of Procedure

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 Session


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


Public Consultations

Through meetings and open forums, the JPAC regularly invites the public to provide advice, insight and feedback on shared environmental priorities.

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Public Engagement and Transparency

Advice to Council 22-01

Advice to Council
April 5, 2022

Status of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation in Mexico

2022 Annual Plan of Activities

Annual Plan of Activities
March 1, 2022

Advice to Council No: 21-02

Advice to Council
November 8, 2021

JPAC Public Forum on Climate Change and Environmental Justice

2021 Annual Plan of Activities

Annual Plan of Activities
May 1, 2021

2021 Report to Council

Report to Council
August 17, 2021

This table is intended to provide Council with an overview of JPAC activities since the June 2020 Regular Session of Council, to assist discussions during the annual joint Council/JPAC sessions in 2021.

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