New Land Cover Change Maps Show Human Impact on our Environment

November 18, 2020

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

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

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

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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The Commission for Environmental Cooperation launches e-learning videos to support youth in their commitment to reduce food waste

September 2, 2020

With North Americans throwing out enough food yearly to bury the downtown of a major city, a new campaign aims to reduce food waste Montreal, 3 September 2020—The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) today announced the launch of its “Let’s Shrink Food Waste Mountain” awareness campaign, which aims to address this major problem in North […]

Participate in the International Monarch Monitoring Blitz & Reconnect With the Outdoors!

July 16, 2020

Follow the Blitz on social media at #MonarchBlitz Montreal, 16 July 2020—Join thousands of volunteers in Canada, Mexico and the United States, from July 24 to August 2, 2020 for the 4th annual International Monarch Monitoring Blitz (the Blitz). With limited ability to do field work due to COVID-19 restrictions, researchers need your observations now more than […]

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CEC Ministerial Statement – 2020

June 26, 2020

Twenty-seventh Regular Session of the CEC Council Montreal, 26 June 2020—We, the Council of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), are proud to renew and expand our commitment to environmental cooperation as we implement the new North American free trade agreement. Our ongoing commitment to the CEC since 1994 is rooted in the understanding that addressing […]

#CEC27: Only 1 day before the annual CEC Council Session and JPAC Forum

June 25, 2020

Be a part of the action: register to attend #CEC27 Don’t miss the big event tomorrow! The 27th annual Council Session of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) and meeting of the Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) will bring together environmental leaders from the US, Mexico, and Canada to explore shared environmental priorities and discuss […]

#CEC27: Find out what you need to know about the USMCA and the environment

June 23, 2020

What will the new trade agreement between Canada, Mexico and the United States mean for environmental collaboration across the continent? Join the 27th annual meeting of the Joint Public Advisory Council (JPAC) to learn how the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will address environmental issues linked to increased commerce such as marine litter, sustainable trade in […]

Summidero Canyon

How one community fought to protect Mexico’s famous Sumidero Canyon

June 18, 2020

Montreal, 18 June 2020—Today, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) released a short film on how a community in Chiapas, Mexico, took action to protect the integrity of a cherished national protected area and the health of surrounding communities. Using the CEC’s Submissions on Enforcement Matters (SEM) process, which continues to be supported under the new […]

Winners of the 2020 CEC Youth Innovation Challenge Announced

June 17, 2020

Selected from nearly 200 participants, the winners will present their groundbreaking solutions to the CEC Council and receive C$5,000 in seed funding. Montreal, 17 June 2020— The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is pleased to announce the winners of the fourth annual Youth Innovation Challenge, selected from nearly 200 submissions from Canada, Mexico and the United […]