Montreal, 25 May 2012—The CEC Council is seeking a new Executive Director for the CEC Secretariat, as the current Executive Director’s term expires this summer. Since the position rotates among nationals of the three countries, the next executive director must be a United States citizen, so interested U.S. citizens are invited to peruse the notice of employment and register their interest at the latest by Monday, July 9, 5:00 p.m. EST.
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.