North American Commission on Environmental Cooperation (NACEC) is an international organization created by Canada, Mexico and the United States. The organization was created to protect North America’s shared environment. Regional environmental concerns as well as trade and environmental conflicts were addressed in the NACEC. The governing body of the NACEC is composed of the environment ministers of each country. It meets at least once a year.
NACEC provides and shares high-quality environmental information and promotes effective enforcement of environmental laws within the North American region. Some of the main functions of the organization are biodiversity conservation, promotion of environmental and economic policies, prevention or correction of the adverse effects of pollution on humans and ecosystems, and resolving issues of mutual concern among Canada, Mexico and the United States. The organization publishes independent reports on environmental issues related to its work.