Please find below the most recent activities and upcoming acitivities carried out or to to be carried out by the Green Customs Initiative or by its partners. This page also provides other related information on events or resources mostly related to Customs and environmental matters.



Fifteen Years of a Strong Partnership for Green Customs


Date: 1 Dec 2020 to 3 Dec 2020
Operation DEMETER VI: 131 Seizures in Illegal Transboundary Waste & Ozone Depleting Substances Trade

73 customs administrations, in partnership with the World Customs Organization, successfully implemented Operation DEMETER VI with a focus on transboundary shipments of

Date: 29 Oct 2020
Green customs curriculum for Spanish-speaking Latin America and the Carribean

In September 2020, the Green Customs Initiative (GCI) released a pilot green customs curriculum for the Latin America and Caribbean region (Spanish speaking).

Date: 30 Sep 2020
GCI conducts joint training on green customs in the Latin America and Carribean region

From 20 to 22 August 2019, the Green Customs Initiative (GCI) secretariat together with UNEP’s OzonAction team, held a joint training workshop for customs and national ozone officers from Spanish speaking countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Date: 22 Aug 2019
World Customs Organization hosts 12th Partners Meeting of the Green Customs Initiative

On October 3rd and 4th the partners of the Green Customs Initiative met in Brussels for their 12th annual partners meeting.

Date: 4 Oct 2017
Joint Side Event at BRS COPs

Green Customs Initiative and ENFORCE (Environmental Network for Optimizing Regulatory Compliance on Illegal Traffic) jointly organized a side event on at the Meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions on 1 May 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Date: 1 May 2017
Green Customs Initiative holds its 14th Partners' meeting

The Green Customs Initiative’s (GCI) partners meet annually to review the initiative’s activities, discuss emerging issues and develop a plan of action for the coming year.

INTERPOL releases report on plastic waste crime

INTERPOL has released a new publication titled, ‘Strategical analysis on emerging criminal trends in the global plastic waste market since January 2018.’ This report is based on open sources and criminal in