The JPAC chair welcomed everyone to Montreal for JPAC’s fourth and final Regular Session for 2005. She provided background on JPAC. JPAC is composed of fifteen volunteer citizens, five appointed by each Party. The mandate of JPAC is to provide advice to Council on any matter within the scope of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation and perform any other functions that Council may direct. JPAC may provide policy, technical, scientific or other information to the Secretariat including for the purposes of developing a factual record under Articles 14 and 15.
Montreal, QC, Canada
November 29, 2005
Head of Advisory Groups and Private Sector Engagement