The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is an international organization created by Canada, Mexico, and the United States under the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC). The CEC was established to address regional environmental concerns, help prevent potential trade and environmental conflicts, and to promote the effective enforcement of environmental law. The Agreement complements the environmental provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
The Wildlife Habitat Council is an active partner in the CEC as part of the U.S. National Advisory Committee. In this position, WHC can offer information about the voluntary efforts of its members in biodiversity conservation. The National Advisory Committee advises the U.S. Representative Lisa P. Jackson, Administrator, U.S. EPA, to the CEC on specific U.S. government policy issues related to the implementation of the NAAEC. The Committee is responsible for providing recommendations to help assure that business and industry, academia, and non-governmental organizations are represented in the development of U.S. policy positions regarding implementation of the Environmental Supplemental Agreements to NAFTA.
U.S. National Advisory Committee Members:
Center for International Environmental Law
Eastman Kodak Co.
Inter-American Economic Council
Lewis and Clark Law School
National Tribal Environmental Council
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
University of California
University of California, San Diego
University of Texas at El Paso
Wildlife Habitat Council