Advice to Council 01-06 — 2002-2004 Proposed Program Plan and Budget of the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation

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J/01-03/ADV/01-06/Rev.3
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2002-2004 Proposed Program Plan and Budget of the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation

The Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) of the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC);

IN ACCORDANCE with its mandate to provide advice to Council under Article 16(4) of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC);

HAVING provided a prior Advice to Council 01-05 on the 2002-2004 Work Program Outline of the CEC;

ACKNOWLEDGING that some of the matters raised in this Advice were included in the 2002-2004 Proposed Program Plan and Budget;

REITERATING that JPAC continues to place a high priority of the matters raised in Advice to Council 01-05;

UNDERSTANDING that the CEC is now pursuing the new direction established by Council at their June 2001 Session while efficiently completing the existing work plan;

OFFERS the following comments and recommendations on the 2002-2004 Proposed Program Plan and Budget of the CEC:

General Comments

Environment, Economy and Trade Program

Conservation of Biodiversity Program

Law and Policy Program

Specific Obligations under the Agreement