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Climate, Environment, and Conservation: United States, Mexico, and Canada Conclude Trilateral Agreement on Environmental Cooperation

11/30/2018: Climate, Environment, and Conservation

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 30, 2018


Today the United States of America, Mexico, and Canada finalized a new environmental cooperation agreement (ECA). The Agreement will take effect upon entry into force of the USMCA and builds on the long history of trilateral cooperation among the three countries to reduce pollution, strengthen environmental governance, conserve biological diversity, and sustainably manage natural resources.

The ECA supersedes the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC), which has resulted in two decades of achievements relating to cross border environmental issues. The United States will continue to play a leadership role and will participate in the trilateral environment Council.

The text of the ECA can be found here: https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/287944.pdf and https://www.epa.gov/international-cooperation/commission-environmental-cooperation-cec

For more information, contact OES-PA-DG@state.gov and follow the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs on Twitter @StateDeptOES.