Advice to Council 97-01 — Special session in Montreal, Canada

DISTRIBUTION: General
J/97-00/ADV/r04
ORIGINAL: Spanish

The Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC), in accordance with the provisions of Sections 16.3 and 16.4 of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC), meets with the CEC Council on the occasion of its special session in Montreal, Canada, on 24 October 1997.

THE JOINT PUBLIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE,
CONSIDERING

SUBMITS TO THE CEC COUNCIL THE FOLLOWING VIEWS ABOUT

SUBSTANTIAL ISSUES FOR THE CEC:

 

I.      Priorities and evaluation of the NAAEC.

II.   CEC institutional vision.

III. Budget.

IV. The Road Ahead for the CEC.

From the perspectives gained in three years of operating experience, it is clear that the cooperative model is a success. As the process of institution-building continues, however, certain needs and oportunities are becoming clear.

V.    Environment and Trade.

The interrelationship of trade and the environment is of critical importance to progress under the North American Agreement for Environmental Cooperation, as evidenced by:

VI. National Committees.

VII. Submissions under articles 14 and 15 of NAAEC.