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Media Release

How well is North America dealing with trade and environment after 20 years of NAFTA?

The CEC’s Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) welcomes one and all to come to Washington, DC, on 17 and 18 October, to debate whether environmental cooperation across our borders has been successful or has fallen short over the last 20 years, and what future collaboration should look like.  The debate will contribute to an official advice JPAC will draft to North America’s three environment ministers.

To view a selection of comments received thus far, consult the meeting agenda or submit comments, visit www.cec.org/20years.

To register to attend the event in Washington DC, click here.

Register today! Space for this is event is limited and will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis.

If you can’t participate in person, we invite you to follow the event via live webcast at:  www.cec.org/20years.


Thursday, 17 October, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, 18 October, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon


George Washington University Law School
2000 H Street NW
Washington, DC

JPAC would like to thank the many people who have sent comments to mark the 20th anniversary of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation.

Join the conversation online before and during the event via Twitter (follow @CECweb) using #CEC20 and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CECconnect.

About the CEC

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) was established in 1994 by the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States through the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, a parallel environmental agreement to NAFTA. As of 2020, the CEC is recognized and maintained by the Environmental Cooperation Agreement, in parallel with the new Free Trade Agreement of North America. The CEC brings together a wide range of stakeholders, including the general public, Indigenous people, youth, nongovernmental organizations, academia, and the business sector, to seek solutions to protect North America’s shared environment while supporting sustainable development for the benefit of present and future generations

The CEC is governed and funded equally by the Government of Canada through Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Government of the United States of Mexico through the Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, and the Government of the United States of America through the Environmental Protection Agency.

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