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Themis Network: a new phase is starting!

Themis Network: a new phase is starting!

The Regional Environmental Center is happy to announce that Phase II of the Themis Network just started on 1 October 2014 and will last until 2017. The second phase, like the first, is made possible...

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Europe & Central Asia, INECE Secretariat, News, Regions | 0 commentsRead More

Enforcing the laws of the land

A contributor submission to The Hill, a Washington, D.C. based newspaper focusing on the U.S. Congress, business and lobbying, political campaigns and events on Capitol Hill, argues that,...

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in Americas, News | 0 commentsRead More

Costco agrees to $2.3M settlement with EPA over refrigerant leaks

from the Department of Justice press release: Costco, one of the largest U.S.-based retail stores, will pay a $335,000 fine and spend about $2 million over three years to fix refrigerant leaks and...

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 in Chemicals, INECE Secretariat, News | 0 commentsRead More

Two Workshops Build Capacity for Stopping Illegal Waste Shipments in Ghana

The International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE) convened two Workshops on Controlling Environmentally Regulated Substances at Seaports in Tema, Ghana, for Customs,...

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in Africa, Capacity Building, INECE Secretariat, News, Seaports | 0 commentsRead More

Australian Government Research into Transnational Environmental Crime Concludes

Australian Government Research into Transnational Environmental Crime Concludes

14 July 2014 marked the end of the Australian Government’s three-year contribution to the research project into transnational environmental crime (TEC). This research operated under the auspice of...

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Asia & the Pacific, Biodiversity, Good Governance, INECE Secretariat, News, Regions | 0 commentsRead More

IMPEL: European countries continue to tackle illegal waste shipments together

IMPEL: European countries continue to tackle illegal waste shipments together

A new press release from IMPEL highlights the findings of a report on work to improve inspections of trans-frontier shipments of waste. The project,  Enforcement Actions III, encouraged best...

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Joint Operational Workshop on Stopping E-waste Crime Held in Indonesia

Joint Operational Workshop on Stopping E-waste Crime Held in Indonesia

On 14-16 July 2014, Indonesia hosted a regional Operational Workshop on Controlling Environmentally Regulated Substances at Seaports for Police Authorities, Customs Officers and Environmental...

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in E-Waste, INECE Secretariat, News, Seaports | 0 commentsRead More

Promotion Of Compliance Assistance For Nairobi River Basin Enterprises

Promotion Of Compliance Assistance For Nairobi River Basin Enterprises

20 firms join forces to save Nairobi River Background Nairobi river basin has 3 rivers namely Ngong, Mathare and Nairobi. This basin is home to 80% of Kenya’s manufacturing and service industry...

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Important case on illegal trade in protected and endangered species decided in Belgium

Important case on illegal trade in protected and endangered species decided in Belgium

In a CITES case, the criminal court in Ghent (Belgium) condemned yesterday 5 people for forgery of documents (CITES certificates), criminal organisation, money laundery and bird protection...

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Biodiversity, Europe & Central Asia, INECE Secretariat, News | 0 commentsRead More

UNEP Gets Mandate to Combat Air Pollution, Illegal Trade in Wildlife, Timber

UNEP Gets Mandate to Combat Air Pollution, Illegal Trade in Wildlife, Timber

Cutting air pollution can save millions of lives annually, cut global warming in half Nairobi, 28 June 2014 – Wrapping up its week-long deliberations Friday night, the inaugural UN Environment...

Posted by on Jun 29, 2014 in INECE Secretariat, News | 0 commentsRead More

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