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Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC)

Gustavo Alanís Ortega: JPAC Chair for 2015

The Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) composed of fifteen citizens (five from each country) advises the Council on any matter within the scope of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, and serves as a source of information for the CEC Secretariat.

JPAC's vision is to promote continental cooperation in ecosystem protection and sustainable economic development, and to ensure active public participation and transparency in the actions of the Commission.

As a group of volunteer citizens, JPAC sees itself a microcosm of the public: independent individuals who contribute diverse but rich institutional experience and cultural perspectives.

The Chair is elected for a one-year term and by rotation from among the members. The JPAC meets throughout the year in different locations within the three countries, typically in conjunction with CEC events.

You can access video footage of JPAC meetings within the online meeting agendas by clicking on the specific event page.

The Joint Public Advisory Committee is composed of fifteen members, five from each country, who provide advice on all matters within the scope of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC).
JPAC's Vision Statement
Written communication between JPAC and the other entities of the CEC
Documents from 1994 to present
Regulations for the structure and scope of authority of JPAC
Regular Sessions of the Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC)
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