Border Affairs Program

The California Environmental Protection Agency Border Affairs Program promotes interagency cooperation on environmental programs in California and Baja California to help ensure a cleaner, safer, healthier, and more prosperous border region.

The program is a collaborative effort between CalEPA and our Boards, Departments, and Office to address environmental issues on multiple fronts and coordinate efforts with other California state agencies, Baja California, and Tribal Nations in the border region.

The CalEPA Secretary chairs the California Mexico Border Relations Council, which serves as the central organizing body overseeing California-Mexico border issues. It includes the Secretaries of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Health and Human Services Agency, the California Transportation Agency, the Natural Resources Agency, Department of Food and Agriculture, and the Director of the California Office of Emergency Services. Learn more about the Border Council and Border Affairs Program in About Us.

Current News

California Mexico Joint Action Plan

California and Mexico recently unveiled the Joint Action Plan (PDF) that will direct the work of the Memorandum of Understanding (PDF) between California and Mexico to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, protect public health and natural resources, and invest in a clean economy. The MOU was signed July 2014 by California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr, Rodolfo Lacy, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Mexico, and Jorge Rescala Perez, General Director for the National Forestry Commission of Mexico. The recently completed Joint Action Plan calls for collaboration on climate change, air quality, wildfires and clean vehicles. More information

News Release: California, Mexico Announce Action Plan on Climate

Last updated: April 27, 2015
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