Photo of the North American Continent

Media Release

JPAC wants to hear your comments on the proposed CEC strategic plan

Montreal, Canada; 3 August 2010-The Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) wants to hear the opinions, comments and suggestions of the citizens of North America regarding the proposed 2010-2015 Strategic Plan of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC).

The CEC Strategic Plan presents specific objectives to protect and improve the environment in North America through priorities defined by the CEC Council-the environment ministers or equivalent of Canada, Mexico and the United States. These priorities are:

  • Healthy Communities and Ecosystems
  • Climate Change – Low-Carbon Economies
  • Greening the Economy in North America

Based on comments received from the public, JPAC intends to provide formal advice to Council on the proposed 2010-2015 Strategic Plan.

The proposed plan is available for review at: http://www.cec.org/strategicplan2010. Spanish and French versions will be available soon.

The deadline to submit comments in writing is 2 September 2010.

How to Participate

  • Submit Comments. You can submit or upload your comments through an online form available at http://www.cec.org/strategicplan2010.
  • Discuss the CEC Strategic Plan with others. Join the conversation in our forums to discuss the strategic plan. JPAC members may drop in from time to time to answer questions. http://www.cecblogs.org/forums

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.

About the CEC video