REN Update

REN Attended “PARTNERS IN RIGHTS” Workshop
22 June 2015

The workshop - “PARTNERS IN RIGHTS - Promoting Regional Environmental Sustainability and Human Rights through Innovative Relationships between Businesses, Civil Society and Governments” was organized by the Embassy of Sweden in Thailand on 27-28 May 2015. The purpose of the meeting was to explore the development of meaningful partnerships and ...
Crime Fighters Recognized for Tackling Illegal Trade in Wildlife, Chemicals and Waste
21 May 2015

Bangkok, 20 May 2015: Five enforcement officers and eight organizations tackling fast-growing illegal trade in wildlife, chemicals and waste in Asia Pacific are the first recipients of the Asia Environmental Enforcement Award (AEEA) announced here today. The winners, hailing from Cambodia, China, India, Philippines, Thailand, Tonga, and Viet Nam,...
UNEP Releases Its Report on 'Waste Crimes, Waste Risks: Gaps and Challenges In the Waste Sector' Launched in Geneva
19 May 2015

The report: 'Waste Crimes, Waste Risks: Gaps and Challenges in the Waste Sector', was launched on 12 May in Geneva, during the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention (BC COP-12), the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention (RC COP-7) and the seventh meeting of the Conference of ...
REN Supports a Regional Workshop on Countering Illegal Trade in Environmentally Regulated Goods
17 April 2015

A regional risk management workshop was jointly organized by the World Customs Organization (WCO) and UNEP on 5-10 April 2015 in Malacca, Malaysia. The workshop aimed at outreaching environmental issues among customs officers, and strengthening customs capacity in combating illegal trade in environmentally regulated goods. The workshop was sponsore...
Sida-UNEP Annual Consultation Meeting on REN Held in Bangkok
13 March 2015

The Sida-UNEP Annual Consultation Meeting on REN took place on 9 March in UNEP’s regional office in Bangkok. The meeting reviewed REN’s main activities carried out in 2014 and discussed the work plan for 2015. UNEP thanked Sida for its support to the regional cooperation and capacity building on combating illegal trade in chemicals and waste, ...
REN to support GRID-Arendal on a Hazardous Waste Crime Assessment
10 February 2015

Aiming at mapping out the magnitude of the illegal transboundary movements of hazardous and other wastes, REN will support GRID-Arendal, a collaborating centre of UNEP, to carry out a Rapid Response Assessment on hazardous waste crime. This assessment, similar to the Rapid Response Assessment of Environmental Crime Crises: Illegal Wildlife Trade, w...
ARPEC Brainstorms on Addressing Environmental Crime through Anti-Money Laundering Efforts
15 January 2015

A group of like- minded organizations gathered in Bangkok on 15 January 2015 to brainstorm how to address environmental crime applying anti-money laundering efforts  at the 16th meeting of Asia Partner’s Forum on Combating Environmental Crime (ARPEC). The Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) of Thailand seized assets worth 1,183 milli...
REN Round-up in 2014
15 January 2015

REN maintained the momentum against environmental crime in chemicals and waste in 2014, through capacity building, technical assistance, information and intelligence sharing, awareness raising and networking. REN further enhanced the capacity of enforcement officers of the participating countries by organizing a number of sub-regional and natio...
REN Facilitates the Border Dialog between China and Laos on control of illegal ODS trade
30 December 2014

The Border Dialog Meeting on Control of Illegal ODS Trade between China and Lao PDR was held in China on 24 – 26 December 2014.  The main objectives of the dialogue were to explore possible solutions to control illegal trade in ODS in the border areas,establish the cooperation mechanisms between China and Lao PDR, as well as strengthen ODS l...
REN Supports the Thematic Meeting of South Asia Ozone Officers and Customs Officers
23 December 2014

The Thematic Network Meeting of South Asia Ozone Officers and Customs Officers was organized by UNEP OzonAction Compliance Assistance Programme (CAP) in Bangkok, Thailand on 17-19 December 2014. The meeting focused on policy and enforcement as the key tools for achieving HCFC phase-out. For the first time during the HCFC phase-out, both ozone and c...
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