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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
Speaker presenting findings before the Joint Public Advisory Committee


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 Member - Elizabeth Whitsitt

Elizabeth Whitsitt

Associate Professor at University of Calgary

TEK Member - Cessia Esther Chuc Uc

Cessia Esther Chuc Uc

JPAC member - Luis Alfonso Argüelles

Luis Alfonso Argüelles Suárez

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

JPAC Chair for 2024

Esteban Escamilla Prado

Research professor at the Eastern University Regional Center (CRUO)

JPAC Chair for 2024

JPAC member - Felicia Marcus

Felicia Marcus

William C. Landreth Visiting Fellow, Stanford University

JPAC Member - Chair for 2023

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

Featured Public Consultation

Consultation: Advancing supply chain transparency for chemicals in consumer products

Deadline: October 6, 2023

The CEC invites individuals, experts, business, and organizations involved in the use and communication of chemical information in consumer products to share their knowledge of current and emerging supply chain transparency (SCT) practices, tools, and challenges. The goal of this project is to highlight industry best practices and shape region and country-specific recommendations to foster SCT across Canada, Mexico, and the US.

Public Engagement and Transparency

Response to Advice 23-02

Response from Council
September 22, 2023

Advice to Council 23-02

2023 JPAC Annual Plan of Activities

JPAC Annual Plan of Activities
February 27, 2023

JPAC Summary Record 22-02

Summary Record (JPAC)
February 22, 2023

“Moving the needle toward industry decarbonization”

JPAC Summary Record 22-01

Summary Record (JPAC)
February 14, 2023

“Stories and lessons learned from North American communities and youth”