REN Update

Postponement of the 2014 Asia Environmental Enforcement Award
18 December 2014

Due to the reschedule of the Asia Pacific Regional Dialogue on Advancing Environmental Rule of Law for Sustainable Development, the ceremony of the 2014 Asia Environmental Enforcement Award has been postponed to 2015. The exact date will be announced at a later date....
REN contributes to the draft Circular of Hazardous Waste Management of Vietnam
16 December 2014

A consultation meeting on the draft Circular of Hazardous Waste Management was organized by the Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA) on 12 December 2014 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The meeting aimed at reviewing the draft circular and receiving comments and suggestions for the draft. At the invitation of VEA, Dr. Wanhua Yang and Mr. Keli Yu participate...
REN participated in the Annual Meeting of WCO Regional Intelligence Liaison Office
20 November 2014

The 26th Administrative Meeting of the National Contact Points of the World Custom Organization’s Regional Intelligence Liaison Office for Asia and the Pacific (WCO RILO A/P) took place on 11-13 November 2014, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The meeting was co-organized by Regional Intelligence Liaison Office for Asia and the Pacific and Sri Lanka Customs...
Third Workshop of REN held in Sri Lanka
18 November 2014

The Third Workshop of Regional Enforcement Network for Chemicals and Waste (REN) was organized by UNEP in cooperation with the Ministry of Environmental and Renewable Energy of Sri Lanka on 10-12 November 2014, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The workshop was attended by 27 customs officers and environmental officers from   Bangladesh, Bhutan, Ch...
The Asia Environmental Enforcement Award Launched
17 October 2014

The Asia Environmental Enforcement Award is an environmental award that recognizes outstanding enforcement officers or organizations as leaders who boldly and fearlessly implement and enforce national environmental laws and multilateral environmental conventions, and fight environmental crime, including illegal trade in protected species and other ...
Call for nomination–Asia Environmental Enforcement Award
17 October 2014

The 2014 Asia Environmental Enforcement Award has been launched. The invited countries/ organizations are encouraged to submit their nomination before 6 pm, 20 October, 2014....
National capacity building workshop in Vietnam completed
14 October 2014

The National Capacity Building Workshop on Controlling the Illegal Trade in Chemicals and Waste was co-organized by UNEP and Vietnam Environment Agency on 7-8 October 2014, Hanoi, Vietnam.Some 35 delegates from national/provincial environmental authorities, customs and police attended the workshop. International resource persons from UNEP, Netherla...
National capacity building workshop to be held in Vietnam
19 September 2014

Based on the consultations with the Waste Management and Environmental Improvement Department (WMEID) of Vietnam Environment Agency, UNEP and Vietnam Environment Agency will jointly organize a National Capacity Building Workshop on Controlling the Illegal Trade in Chemicals and Waste on 7-8 October 2014, Hanoi, Vietnam. This training workshop aims ...
Third REN annual meeting to be held in Sri Lanka
19 September 2014

In cooperation with the Ministry of Environmental and Renewable Energy of Sri Lanka, UNEP will organize the Third Network Workshop of the Regional Enforcement Network for Chemicals and Waste (REN) on 10-12 November 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka. The main topics of this workshop include: updates of national legislation and border control activities on ...
National Green Customs Training workshop for Customs officers organized in Ningbo, China
13 August 2014

At the request of Anti-smuggling Bureau of General Administration of China Customs (GACC/ASB) based on its capacity building needs, REN, GACC/ASB and the Basel Convention Regional Center for Asia and the Pacific (BCRC China), jointly organized the National Green Customs Training workshop for Customs officers on 24-25 July in Ningbo, China focusing ...
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