Montreal, 11 March 2014—
A new set of maps featured in the CEC’s North American Environmental Atlas
depicts land cover changes in North America’s forests, prairies, deserts and cities, using satellite images from 2005 and 2010. These changes can be attributed to forest fires, insect infestation, urban sprawl and other natural or human-caused events. Produced by the North American Land Change Monitoring System (NALCMS), a trinational collaborative effort facilitated by the CEC, these maps and accompanying data can be used to address issues such as climate change, carbon sequestration, biodiversity loss, and changes in ecosystem structure and function.
Montreal, 5 March 2014
—On 12 November 2013, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) Secretariat requested a response to submission
SEM-13-001 (Tourism Development in the Gulf of California
) (PDF) from the Government of Mexico. On 24 February 2014, the Secretariat received the requested response
Montreal, 4 March 2014—
The Council of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), composed of the highest-level environmental authorities from Canada, Mexico, and the United States, today awarded $1.2 million in grants under CEC’s North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action
(NAPECA) program for 18 new projects that will support communities across North America in addressing environmental problems at the local level.