CEC’s Joint Public Advisory Committee submits advice to Council

Joint Public Advisory Committee of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation submits advice and comments to Council

Montreal, 27 May 2015—The Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) has submitted advice to the CEC Council on the CEC’s 2015–2016 Operational Plan and on the Submissions on Enforcement Matters process. The Committee also provided comments on the CEC’s draft Strategic Plan 2015–2020 and issues discussed at its meeting in Monterrey, Mexico, in April.

“These recommendations and comments are an important part of our responsibilities and commitment to advise the CEC Council in its deliberations,” said Gustavo Alanís-Ortega, JPAC chair. “Our advice on the CEC’s 2015–2016 Operational Plan incorporates public comments and suggestions received by JPAC from individuals and representatives from different sectors of society, including the private sector, nongovernmental organizations, and academia related to the upcoming projects and will enhance trinational cooperation on the North American environmental agenda.”

  • JPAC advice to Council regarding the CEC’s 2015–2016 Operational Plan, Submissions on Enforcement Matters, and on topics discussed at the April 2015 JPAC Workshop held in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, on “Green Growth and Sustainable Competitiveness in North America” are available here.
  • JPAC’s letter to Council on the draft CEC Strategic Plan 2015–2020 is available here.

Composed of 15 citizens (five from each country), JPAC advises the Council on any matter within the scope of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC) and serves as a source of information for the CEC Secretariat.

The next JPAC public forum will be held 14–15 July 2015, in Boston, Massachusetts, in conjunction with the 22nd Regular Session of the CEC’s governing Council. Register now to join the JPAC and Council public sessions in person in Boston or via webcast.

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