Environmental and Social Impact Review Committee (COMEX)
The Environmental and Social Impact Review Committee (Review Committee or COMEX) is an independent body composed of members appointed by the governments of Quebec and the Cree Nation, which is responsible for the assessment and review of the social and environmental impacts of projects located south of the 55th parallel in the territory governed by the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA). The name ‘Review Committee’ could be translated into the Cree language as ‘ehowiiyeitikaw cegoyiw ehwiioushtaganiwiit’ (the ones who make the decision about building something) or ‘tekosh ekaniwapitikaw cegoyiw ehwiioushtaganiwiit’ (the ones who examine the plan to build something).
COMEX in Québec Mines 2017
On November 20th, COMEX will be present in Québec Mines to offer a course on environmental and social assessments in the territory of Eeyou Istchee James Bay and to present the expectations of the COMEX on the consultations conducted by proponents.
This course is for newcomers to the field, as well as for professionals already familiar with the environmental and social impact assessment process in James Bay. This course will also be a rare opportunity to speak and interacting with COMEX members.
Time : November 20, 2017 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Location: Quebec City Convention Center
Cost: $ 130 (regular fee), $ 30 (student fee)
For more information, please consult the following link: http://mern.gouv.qc.ca/en/quebec-mines/program/short-courses/
Meetings of the COMEX
COMEX 359 : December 8, 2017 – Montréal
COMEX 360 : February 2nd, 2018 – Montréal
COMEX 361 : March 1st, 2018 – Montréal
2017-2018 Action Plan : For Better Integration of Climate Change and Demystifying the Environmental and Social Impact Review Procedure
The 2017-2018 action plan is now online !
Click on this link to access the document : 2017-2018 Action Plan
Annual report 2016-2017
The 2016-2017 annual report is now online.