Sustainable Development Glossary - Selected Important Terms, Concepts and International Agreements

Researched and Compiled by Thomas C. Esakin (March 2008)

Section 3: Prominent North American Organisation Working in Sustainability

NAFTA Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC)

CEC web-page is found at:

CEC Home [online]. CEC: Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America. Available from: http://www.cec.org/ [Re-accessed: 06 March 2008].

Explanation of CEC:

CEC - “The Commission for Environmental Cooperation 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).”

(2007). CEC: Who We Are [online]. CEC: Commission for Environmental Cooperation. Available from: http://www.cec.org/who_we_are/index.cfm?varlan=english [Re-accessed: 06 March 2008].