Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC)

Commission de coopération environnementale (CCE)
Comisión para la Cooperación Ambiental (CCA)

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History

Established 1 Jan 1994, upon entry into force of the North American Agreement for Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC). Complements environmental provisions established in NAFTA Secretariat.

Aims

Support the cooperative environmental agenda of Canada, Mexico and the USA to green North America's economy; set strategic priorities to address climate change by promoting a low-carbon economy; protect the environment and the health of citizens; enhance compliance with, and promote enforcement of, environmental laws; bring together governments, civil society and businesses to develop innovative North American solutions to regional environmental challenges.

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Activities

Annual work programme covers 3 general areas: Healthy Communities and Ecosystems; Climate Change - Low Carbon Economy; Greening the Economy in North America. Reviews and addresses citizen submissions on enforcement matters on issues relating to a resident of North America's allegation(s) of a failure by any member country to enforce its environmental laws; prepares independent reports on important environmental issues; organizes conferences, workshops and other meetings. Grant programme: North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action (NAPECA).

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Languages

English, French, Spanish.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 3 countries
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Subjects *

  • Environment
    • Environment
  • Solidarity
    • Cooperation

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UIA Org ID

E2969

Last News Received

7. Nov 2014
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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