REN Update

Border Dialogue Strengthens Control of ODS Trade and Transit between Thailand and Lao PDR
17 December 2015

Under south-south cooperation framework, a Border Dialogue Meeting between Ozone and Customs officers of Thailand and Lao PDR, facilitated by UNEP Compliance Assistance Program (CAP) was organized in Nong Khai, Thailand 14-15 December 2015 to strengthen the cooperation in ODS trade and transit control. Twenty-seven officers from Thailand, L...
The fourth REN annual workshop held in Bangkok
27 November 2015

The 4th Annual Workshop of Regional Enforcement Network for Chemicals and Waste was held in Bangkok, Thailand on 25-26 November 2015. The Workshop was attended by thirty-six customs and environmental officers in the Asia Region as well as partners from the Secretariat of Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (BRS) and BRS’ regional c...
The Regional Green Customs Workshop in Asia & Pacific Held in Seoul
13 November 2015

The Regional Green Customs Workshop in Asia & Pacific: Enhancing the Capability of Customs Officers to Address Environmental Crime was jointly organized by the World Customs Organization Regional Intelligence Liaison Office for Asia and the Pacific (WCO RILO/AP) and UNEP supported by Green Customs Initiative in Seoul, Republic of Korea ...
Environmental Crime highlighted in Regional Intelligence Conference
18 September 2015

REN attended the 27th Administrative Meeting of National Contact Points of RILO A/P which was organized by Regional Intelligence Liaison Office for Asia and the Pacific (RILO A/P) and Indonesia Customs on 15-17 September 2015. The meeting was attended by 36 delegates from 18 Customs administrations, 4 representatives each from RILO for East...
Two National Training Workshops held in the Philippines
28 August 2015

Two National Training Workshops on Combating Illegal Trade in Chemicals and Waste were organized by UNEP in cooperation with the Philippines’ Bureau of Customs and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The first workshop was held on 24-25 August 2015 in Manila.Thirty-seven enforcement officers from Philippines Customs, the Coa...
National Capacity Building Workshops to be Held in Philippines
19 August 2015

In cooperation with the Philippines Customs Bureau and Philippines Environmental Management Bureau, REN will organize two national training workshops on controlling illegal trade in chemicals and waste for enforcement officers in late August, one in Manila and the other in Cebu.This training workshops aim to increase institutional and individual ca...
Sida-UNEP Consultation Meeting on REN Held in Bangkok
18 August 2015

The mid-year consultation meeting of Sida and UNEP was held on 13 August 2015 in Bangkok. The meeting reviewed REN progress in the first half of 2015 and planned activities for the year, as well as explored opportunities to cooperate with other organizations on enforcement issues.
Enforcement Cooperation Highlighted at Regional Forum on Chemicals Management
15 July 2015

The 9th Regional Forum on Chemicals Management, held in Vung Tau, Viet Nam from 29 June to 1 July 2015, highlighted the need for regional enforcement cooperation in combating the illegal trade in chemicals. UNEP made a presentation on the history and achievements of the Regional Enforcement Network for Chemicals and Waste (REN). The participants ex...
REN Updates on Country Information related to Combating Illegal traffic of Wastes and Chemicals
22 June 2015

To follow up on one of the recommendations of the 3rd REN annual network workshop on conducting a desk study on certain waste streams, REN sent out questionnaires to participating countries in February 2015. As of 15th June 2015, replies had been received from 9 participating countries/region including Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, ...
Enforcement Handbook on Controlling Illegal Shipments of Chemicals and Waste - For Asia Enforcement Officers Available Online
22 June 2015

The Enforcement Handbook on Controlling the Illegal Shipments of Chemicals and Wastes − For Asia Enforcement Officers is available on REN’s website. The Handbook is a pocket enforcement tool designed for enforcement officers of the REN participating countries. It provides general information on the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions a...
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