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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Just announced: Agenda for the 27th annual CEC Council Session and JPAC public forum | June 26

June 15, 2020

How can clean technology help communities in North America better prepare for and adapt to more extreme weather events, including flooding, wildfires, and rising sea levels? In the face of a global pandemic, how can we accelerate the shift to green technology in order to help make our energy supply more resilient? June just got […]

SAVE THE DATE: CEC Council – environment ministers of Canada, Mexico and the United States – to meet virtually on June 26, 2020

May 25, 2020

Montreal, 25 May 2020—Mark your calendars for the annual Council Session of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) and the Joint Public Advisory Committee public forum on 26 June 2020. For the past twenty-five years, the Governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States have worked together through the CEC on shared environmental priorities. Each […]

Meet Our New Outreach & Partnerships Officer, Georgina O’Farrill

May 6, 2020

Montreal, 6 May 2020—Georgina O’Farrill, PhD. is a research professional and project manager with more than ten years’ experience coordinating and managing international projects and programs with strong stakeholder engagement. In her new position as Outreach and Partnerships Officer on the executive team, Georgina will oversee all opportunities for outreach and partnerships for the CEC. […]

NEW DEADLINE: Participate in Public Consultation on the CEC’s 2021-2025 Strategic Plan

April 8, 2020

Montreal, 8 April 2020—The Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is requesting public input on the CEC’s draft 2021–2025 Strategic Plan until April 16, 2020. We want to hear from you! “The new Environmental Cooperation Agreement between Canada, Mexico and the United States marks a renewed commitment from our three countries […]