Regional training workshop on capacity assessment on wood identification for the trade of CITES-listed priority timber species

This workshop will bring together law and regulatory enforcement officers, CITES authorities, researchers, experts, producers and industry representatives to share information and experiences, as well as the basis, methodologies and tools for identifying wood from timber species identified as priorities in the Action Plan, to strengthen the enforcement of applicable CITES provisions and other laws […]

Trinational trade and enforcement training workshop to support the legal and sustainable trade in turtles/tortoises

This workshop will bring together researchers, managers and enforcement staff from Canada, Mexico and United States to share scientific and trade information about freshwater turtles and tortoises (trade in both pets and meat), establish research and management goals, and revise policies for securing turtle conservation for the twelve (12) priority species included in the Sustainable […]

Free Trade Agreements and the Effective Enforcement of Environmental Laws: Experience in the Americas

This discussion will explore the operation of the submissions on enforcement matters process in the Americas and introduce you to major aspects on energy and environment under free trade agreements, including the newly renegotiated USMCA.

Participation Mechanisms in Environmental Matters in the Americas

This event will offer the opportunity to learn how submissions on enforcement matters are handled under various international treaties and introduce changes to the process under the newly renegotiated United States, Mexico and Canada Agreement (USMCA). During this event, the CEC will also present its recently published factual record on Agricultural Waste Burning in Sonora.

Training workshop on shark fin identification and the transnational illegal trade in shark fins

As part of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s (CEC) project Supporting Sustainable Trade of CITES Species, this workshop will gather government officials and law enforcement officers from Canada, Mexico and the United States to increase the ability to identify shark fins originating from Appendix II species, increase detection of illegal trade in shark fins, and […]

Tarantula Trinational Trade and Enforcement Workshop

As part of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s (CEC) project Supporting Sustainable Trade of CITES Species, this workshop will gather IUCN Red list assessment experts, key stakeholders, law enforcement officers, and the project’s Steering Committee to strengthen collaborative support for sustainable trade of 16 trinationally agreed tarantula species.

Workshop and Discussion on NAFTA’S Environmental Submissions Process and Public Engagement

This workshop and discussion will bring together experts from Canada, the United States, Mexico, the international community, and the public to discuss the submissions on enforcement matters (SEM) process established under the environmental side agreement to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), administered by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). Panelists and the public […]

CEC Workshop on the Submissions on Enforcement Matters process

This workshop will be interactive and present an overview of the submissions on enforcement matters (SEM) process administered by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation. The SEM process was established by the environmental side agreement, the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and allows any resident or organization […]

CEC Workshop on the Submissions on Enforcement Matters process in Partnership with Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

In this workshop, hosted at the offices of the Sustainability Network, SEM Unit Director Robert Moyer and Legal Officer Paolo Solano will give an overview of the SEM process and lead participants through an interactive, hands-on exploration of how submissions are filed, what requirements they must meet, and how they can enhance transparency and information-sharing […]

Workshop on Non-Judicial Mechanisms to Access Environmental Justice

The Institute for Legal Research (Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas) of UNAM, in collaboration with the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) of North America, invites you to a workshop on Non-Judicial Mechanisms to Access Environmental Justice.

The Citizen Submissions Process

This event will offer the opportunity to learn about the citizen submissions process and bringing facts to light concerning enforcement of environmental law. The event will detail how to file a submission with the CEC.

Citizen Submission Mechanisms in the Americas

This event will offer the opportunity to learn about citizen submissions on effective environmental law enforcement. The event will detail how to file a submission with the CEC, and compare a similar mechanism: the submissions process provided in the Free Trade Agreement Between the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States (CAFTA-DR). This event will offer a unique perspective, […]