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Media Release

JPAC calls for comments on CEC’s proposed 2008 projects

Montreal, 10/29/2007-The Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is requesting public input on the CEC’s proposed Operational Plan for 2008.

The CEC’s Operational Plan describes cooperative action to protect and enhance the North American environment. It is focused on implementation of program priorities established by the CEC Council-the environment ministers or equivalent of Canada, Mexico and the United States-in the following areas:

  • Environmental Information
  • Sustainability
  • Environment and Trade
  • Pollutants and Health
  • Conservation of Species

The JPAC-led review of this proposed plan is intended to be transparent, accessible and accountable to the public. Your comments are important and appreciated. It is anticipated that, based upon its consideration of the proposed plan, JPAC will provide its own advice to Council in the near future.

The deadline to provide written comments on the proposed Operational Plan for 2008 is23 November.

The CEC is an international organization created by the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States to protect our shared environment through cooperation, prevent potential trade and environmental conflicts, and promote the enforcement of environmental law.

Please consult the CEC website for:

  • Proposed Operational Plan for 2008
  • Draft Project Descriptions
  • CEC Public Consultation Guidelines

Written comments should be sent to Marcela Orozco at the CEC Secretariat by e-mail at morozco@cec.org.

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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