Long-term Impact Assessment of the CEC’s Work to Support AirNow-International

AirNow-International (AirNow-I) is a system that allows government agencies and organizations to collect, process, exchange, and communicate air quality observations and forecasts in real-time. With the goal of improving decision-making related to public health, AirNow-I also contributes to increased public engagement on air quality issues. Between 2010 and 2015, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) […]

Building Community Solutions to Marine Litter

Common trash from consumer goods in coastal and inland locations makes up the majority of trash that ends up pollluting our oceans. Marine Litter damages ecosystems and kills marine life, threatening our food supplies, tourism, the fishing industry and our economies. Through its 2017-2018 project “Building Community solutions to Marine Litter”, the CEC led the […]

Building Community Solutions to Marine Litter in North America

Common trash from consumer goods in coastal and inland locations makes up the majority of trash that ends up polluting our oceans. Marine litter damages ecosystems and kills marine life, threatening our food supplies, tourism, the fishing industry, and our economies. Through its 2017-2018 project “Building Community Solutions to Marine Litter”, the CEC led the […]

Building Community Solutions to Marine Litter in North America

Common trash from consumer goods in coastal and inland locations makes up the majority of trash that ends up polluting our oceans. Marine litter damages ecosystems and kills marine life, threatening our food supplies, tourism, the fishing industry, and our economies. Through its 2017-2018 project “Building Community Solutions to Marine Litter”, the CEC led the […]

Long-term Impact Assessment of the Sound Management of Hazardous Waste Work (1996–2014)

CEC’s work on hazardous waste management spanned 18 years and included the following initiatives

Long-term Impact Assessment of the North American Pollutant Release and Transfer Register Initiative (1995–2015)

The North American Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (NAPRTR) Initiative originates from a commitment of Canada, Mexico and the United States under the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC) to enhance the quality and comparability of PRTR data across the region, through improvements in methodologies for data gathering and management, electronic communications, and analyses, […]

Reducing Emissions from Goods Movement via Maritime Transportation in North America

This guidance document provides a framework for Mexico’s environment ministry, the Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (Semarnat), to develop marine vessel (ship) emissions inventories based on local data that accurately represent all domestic and international marine vessel traffic occurring in Mexico’s territorial waters. The methodology recommended in this document quantifies fuel usage and emissions, and accounts for improvements in fuel efficiency and reduced ship emissions through the use of low sulfur fuels, add-on controls, and operational changes such as slow steaming.

Reducing Emissions from Goods Movement via Maritime Transportation in North America

The present update of Mexico’s port emissions estimates was derived from a joint effort between the Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (Semarnat) and Eastern Research Group, Inc. (ERG), in the context of a project undertaken by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC).

Reducing Emissions from Goods Movement via Maritime Transportation in North America

This document presents the key premises and results of the fuel supply and cost analysis, in support of Mexico’s submission of an Emission Control Area (ECA) designation proposal to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), under Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (Marpol Convention).

Taking Stock 15

This edition of Taking Stock examines the 2013 pollutant data reported by industrial facilities in Canada, Mexico and the United States to their national pollutant release and transfer registers (PRTRs). The goal of the publication is to enhance the understanding of the sources, locations and handling of industrial substances to promote pollution prevention and support the integration of PRTR data into an overarching framework for managing pollutants in North America.

Furthering the Understanding of the Migration of Chemicals from Consumer Products

Persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) substances may occur at a global scale, which raises concerns for environmental and human health. Several perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) have been shown to exhibit such PBT properties, with potential for transboundary and long-range transport. Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoate (PFOA) are two of the most studied PFASs.

Quantitative Characterization of Domestic and Transboundary Flows of Used Electronic Products

This report describes the scope, methods, data, and results of a comprehensive quantitative analysis of transboundary flows of used electronics between and from North American countries. It has been prepared for the NAFTA Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) with financial support from Canada, Mexico, and the United States and is part of a multiphase effort […]