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.



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 partners with the Kenya School of Revenue Administration

The Kenya School of Revenue Administration (KESRA) sought to partner with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), as the secretariat of the Green Customs Initiative (GCI), towards strengthening KESRA’s capacity to train Kenyan customs officers on the implementation and enforcement of multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs).

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

Environmental Crime: Focus of Our Planet

The most recent issue of Our Planet, UN Environment's flagship magazine, focuses on Environmental Crime and features in-depth commentary, analysis and recommendations from a number of qualified contributing authors on this most topical of subjects.

National Green Customs Training Workshop in South Korea

On June 7th and 8th a workshop was delivered at Training Centre for Korea Customs in the framework of the Green Customs Initiative. It comprised a combination of case studies, group exercises, lectures, discussions on Waste and Chemicals including Ozone Depleting Substances and on CITES.

Pollution Crime Fighters Recognized for Tackling Illegal Trade

For a second time, enforcement officers and organizations tackling fast-growing illegal trade in chemicals and harmful waste in Asia Pacific were at the centerstage of an award ceremony recognizing their efforts to curb pollution crimes.