INECE Organizational Structure
Planning Committee: The
Executive Planning Committee, as the governing body of INECE,
defines INECE's cooperative efforts and makes decisions to realize
the INECE mission. The Executive Planning Committee (EPC) is composed
of no more than 30 persons with balanced representation among
regions of the world, primarily government/public officials, representatives from international organizations including the United Nations
Environment Program and the World Bank, and non-governmental organizations. The Executive Planning
Committee agrees upon the goals, activities, and multi-year work
program of the INECE partnership, reviews and approves of work
products produced under the auspices of the partnership, and catalyzes
and facilitates enforcement and institution building by countries
and cooperation among related organizations.
Co-chairs of the Executive Planning Committee are:
Mr. Antonio Benjamin, Justice, Brazilian Superior Court of Justice, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Ms. Catherine McCabe, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, USA.
Mr. Gerard Wolters, Inspector General, International Enforcement Cooperation, The Inspectorate of the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning, and the Environment (VROM), The Hague, the Netherlands.
Secretariat: The INECE Secretariat provides technical, administrative,
publications, and communications support for Executive Planning
Committee functions and helps to implement the INECE work program.
The INECE Secretariat also helps to coordinate in-kind support
from EPC members, EPC staff, co-chairs of special topic Forums,
and INECE Partners and to ensure INECE partners maintain effective
communications on cooperative and mutually beneficial activities.
Since INECE is an informal partnership, the INECE Secretariat
is not a formal international organization but rather is a partnership
activity supported by the host NGO convener consistent with its
own mission. Substantial involvement in the work of the INECE
Secretariat by enforcement and compliance practitioners is essential
to its success. This is achieved through in-kind core staffing
of the Executive Planning Committee, INECE special topic forums
and the work program. Core staffing is provided by the US Environmental
Protection Agency and the Inspector General for the Environment
in the Netherlands' Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and
the Environment, working under their 1985 bilateral Memorandum
of Understanding with additional staff from other countries and
international organizations. Durwood
Zaelke, President of the Institute for Governance and Sustainable
Development, is the Director of the INECE Secretariat. Ken
Markowitz, Meredith Koparova, and the team at Earthpace
support the activities of the INECE Secretariat.
A special relationship is maintained by the INECE partnership
with regional and subregional networks, nongovernmental, international
and intergovernmental organizations with related missions with
and activities which would advance the mission of INECE. INECE
and communicate about mutual work program activities and facilitate
resources to advance shared goals. The Partners are invited by
INECE Executive Planning Committee Co-chairs on their behalf following
consultation and approval of the EPC.
Participants: INECE participants include
government/public officials and representatives of NGOs and International
Organizations in functions or positions with potential to advance environmental
compliance and enforcement of domestic environmental laws who
wish to participate in or benefit from INECE products, activities,
or expertise. INECE activities are voluntary and build upon related
duties and job responsibilities of contributing individuals and
institutions. INECE members and partners participate in and pursue
support for the general goals and specific work program of INECE,
as resources, priorities and laws governing such exchanges permit.
They may carry out these activities on an individual, organizational,
bilateral, and/or multilateral basis as appropriate.