INECE works to raise awareness to the importance of environmental compliance and enforcement as the foundation for the rule of law, good governance and, ultimately, for sustainable development.
Robust national environmental compliance and enforcement systems for environmental and energy laws are critical parts of an effective overall governance strategy to meet green economy, poverty eradication, and sustainable development objectives. Multidisciplinary approaches to capacity building for parliamentarians, inspectors, prosecutors, and judges are keys to this process.
Well designed environmental laws and regulations, which include implementation and enforcement systems, advance a green economy by improving the health and safety of the workforce and communities, conserving natural resources and ecosystem services, promoting sustainability in the business community, expanding markets for environmental goods and services, creating sustainable jobs, driving technology innovation, and leveling the playing field for investment by reducing costs.
For more information on INECE’s work to raise awareness, see:
- INECE’s Brochure
- The Whistler Statement on the Role of Enforcement Cooperation in Strengthening Environmental Governance
- The Marrakesh Statement on Making Law Work for People, Environment, and Sustainable Development