Joint Public Advisory Committee

JPAC hosts interactive public forums throughout North America where participants are asked to contribute their thoughts, views and expertise on our environmental priorities

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.

Latest Advice to Council

After every JPAC public forum or consultation, the JPAC submits an official Advice to Council detailing its recommendations on salient environmental issues.

Advice to Council 21-01

Public Consultation on the five new trilateral projects

July 5, 2021

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JPAC Member - Anne-Raphaëlle Audouin

Anne-Raphaëlle Audouin

JPAC Member - Louie Porta

Louie Porta

JPAC Member - Elizabeth Whitsitt

Elizabeth Whitsitt


JPAC member - Luis Alfonso Argüelles

Luis Alfonso Argüelles Suárez

JPAC Members - Esteban Escamilla Prado

Esteban Escamilla Prado

JPAC Member - Pedro Moctezuma Barragán

Pedro Moctezuma Barragán
JPAC Chair for 2021

United States

JPAC member - Felicia Marcus

Felicia Marcus

JPAC Member - Octaviana V. Trujillo

Octaviana V. Trujillo

JPAC Member: Bob Varney

Robert W. Varney

Rules of Procedure

Public Engagement and Transparency

Public Consultation Guidelines
Public Consultation Guidelines

Through consultations, the JPAC creates a bridge of communication between the public and the Council, which improves the efficiency and transparency in large-scale processes such as projects, laws, and policies

Public Consultations
Public Consultations

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

Framework for Public Participation
Framework for Public Participation

How we implement appropriate mechanisms for consulting with the North American public