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.
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 is calling for commentary on the proposed Changes to the Guidelines for Submissions on Enforcement Matters under Articles 14 and 15 of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation Council-directed Task Force on SEM Modernization