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New Land Cover Change Maps Show Human Impact on our Environment

November 18, 2020
Climate Change

Today, our North American Land Change Monitoring System released a new map product depicting land cover change across North America from 2010 to 2015 at a 30-metre spatial resolution. Our 2010-2015 change maps tell a story of changes in the North American environment over this time period: landslides, oil sands expansion, water-level changes, deforestation or […]

Meet our New Director of Legal Affairs and Submissions on Enforcement Matters

October 28, 2020
SEM

Montreal, 28 October 2020—We are pleased to announce that Paolo Solano, former Legal Officer, will be assuming the role of Director of Legal Affairs and Submissions on Enforcement Matters (SEM). Since joining the CEC in 2006, Paolo Solano has served in the SEM unit with special duties to process and respond to public submissions regarding […]

Meet our new Director of Government Relations, Strategy and Performance

October 21, 2020

Montreal, 21 October 2020—We are pleased to announce that long-time CEC Secretariat professional Nathalie Daoust will be taking on the role of Director of Government Relations, Strategy and Performance. The recently ratified Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA) between Canada, Mexico and the United States reflects a renewed commitment for the CEC in setting and implementing an […]

Monarch Blitz 2020

9,649 Monarchs Were Monitored by Volunteers Across North America in the 4th Monarch Blitz

September 30, 2020
Ecosystems

The results suggest we need to continue our efforts to conserve this species. Montreal, 29 September 2020—The Commission for Environmental Cooperation is pleased to announce the results of the fourth annual International Monarch Monitoring Blitz. Between July 24 and August 2, 520 volunteers across 68 states and provinces participated in the Blitz. They recorded 9,649 monarchs […]

Alberta Tailings Ponds

CEC Secretariat releases report on Alberta (Canada) Oil Sands Tailings Ponds

September 4, 2020
SEM

Alberta Tailings Ponds II Montreal, 4 September 2020—Today, the Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) made public the Alberta Tailings Ponds II Factual Record, after the CEC Council voted to authorize its release. This report is the result of the CEC’s Submissions on Enforcement Matters (SEM) process, which allows citizens and organizations across North America to […]

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