REN Update

UNEP-INTERPOL-INECE operational workshop on controlling regulated substances
18 July 2014

In collaboration with Indonesia Customs, UNEP, Interpol and INECE (International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement) jointly organized the Operational Workshop on Controlling Environmentally Regulated Substances for Police, Customs and Environmental Authorities on 14-16 July in Jakarta, Indonesia.The meeting aimed to provide te...
Joint operation meeting to be held in Indonesia
18 June 2014

In collaboration with Indonesia Customs, REN, Interpol and International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE) will jointly organize an operation meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia on 14-16 July. The meeting aims to provide technical support and enhance the capacity of enforcement officers for control of illegal traffic of waste a...
National Green Customs training workshop to be held in China
18 June 2014

REN, the General Administration of Customs of PR China (GACC) and the Basel Convention Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific (BCRC China) will jointly organize a National Green Customs Training Workshop on Control of Illegal Trade in Chemicals and Waste on 24-25 July 2014 in Ningbo, China. This training workshop aims at training frontline custo...
Asia Environmental Enforcement Award to be launched soon
18 June 2014

 United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (under the frameworks of “Regional Enforcement Network for Chemicals and Waste” and of OzonAction Compliance Assistance Programme in Asia-Pacific) and the Freeland Foundation will jointly launch the Asia Environmental Enforcement Award (AEEA) to recognize those individuals, teams or organization...
Round-up of REN activities in 2013
17 January 2014

2013 ended with a sense of achievements for the “Regional Enforcement Network on Chemicals and Waste”. It experienced a transition of its management responsibility from UNEP’s Division of Technology, Industry and Economy (DTIE) to the Division of Environmental Law and Conventions (DELC) in April 2013. Despite certain delay of due to the trans...
Third issue of REN Newsflash released (602 KB)
31 December 2013

The third issue of REN newsflash was released on December 16, which focused on the key activities on combating illegal shipments of chemicals and waste in the past month:   §         The Second Network Workshop of the Regional Enforcement Network for Chemicals and Waste (REN) took...
Basel Convention calls for comments by 31 January 2014 on three guidance documents
30 December 2013

Implementation and Compliance Committee of Basel Convention invites parties and others to provide comments on guidance on inventories, the control system and illegal traffic take-back. (Click here to read more)...
Facilitation of the entry into force of the Ban Amendment: Processes and Procedures of becoming a Party to Basel / Rotterdam / Stockholm Conventions
30 December 2013

A webinar will be organized on 21 January 2014 which aims to provide information on how to become a Party to multilateral environmental agreements, in particular the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions This will also cover processes for amendments and protocols to such agreements.  (Click here to read more)...
Volume of E-waste expected to jump one-third by 2017
30 December 2013

By 2017, all of that year’s end-of-life refrigerators, TVs, mobile phones, computers, monitors, e-toys and other products with a battery or electrical cord worldwide could fill a line of 40-ton trucks end-to-end on a highway straddling three quarters of the Equator. That startling forecast, based on data compiled by “Solving the E-Waste Problem...
Partial ban ‘beginning of end’ for climate-changing F-gases
30 December 2013

The European Union today struck a tentative deal to partially ban the use of a group of super greenhouse gases known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in refrigeration and air-conditioning.  The review of the EU F-Gas Regulation will cap the amount of HFCs which can be placed on the European market and will gradually reduce it over time. By 2...
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