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REMINDER: JPAC calls for comments on CEC’s proposed 2009 projects

Montreal, 1/12/2009-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 2009.

The CEC’s Operational Plan sets forth cooperative actions 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
  • Environment, Trade and Sustainability
  • Pollutants and Health
  • Biodiversity Conservation

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 own consideration of the proposed plan, JPAC will provide advice to Council in the near future.

The deadline to provide written comments on the proposed Operational Plan for 2009 is 19 January 2009. Please note that this version of the proposed plan is subject to change as a result of comments from the public and other stakeholders.

Please consult the CEC website for:

  • Proposed Operational Plan for 2009
  • Draft Project Descriptions
  • CEC Public Consultation Guidelines

For more information, contact JPAC Liaison Officer Marcela Orozco at morozco@cec.org. Please submit your comments using the form below.

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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