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