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.



WCO and UNODC launch new Project to enhance capacity for detecting illegal shipments of plastic and hazardous waste

On 15 June 2021, the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launched the "CCP Project on Countering Illegal Hazardous Waste Trafficking".

Date: 12 Jul 2021
OPCW and WCO help address security challenges of international trade in chemicals

From 25 to 27 May 2021, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), in collaboration with the World Customs Organization (WCO), organized an intensive online training course designed to equip customs officers with skills to effectively monitor cross-border movements of dangerous substances.

Date: 27 May 2021
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
First Montreal Protocol-related Online Training During the COVID-19 Pandemic

UNEP OzonAction and the Government of Qatar collaborated to launch the first ever Montreal Protocol-related online training during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date: 6 May 2020
WCO and Basel Convention secretariat cooperate to manage illicit trade in wastes and environmentally-sensitive commodities

On 24 February 2020, the Enforcement Committee of the World Customs Organization (WCO) convened its 40th meeting.

Date: 25 Feb 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