Updates

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.

 

Updates

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.

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Regional Green Customs Workshop in Central America

Countries in the Central American region are facing the challenges posed by illegal trade in environmentally regulated substances and commodities.

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Regional Workshop on Green Customs in West-Africa

After a successful regional Green Customs Initiative (GCI) workshop for customs and enforcement officers from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and South Sudan last October, the GCI organized a similar workshop for some West-African countries last November in Accra, Ghana.

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Asia Pacific Regional Workshop on Environmental Issues concludes successfully

A Workshop on Green Customs matters was conducted from 23 to 27 April 2018 at the WCO Regional Training Centre in Shanghai, China with 60 Customs officers from 20 different WCO Member administrations in attendance. The event was sponsored by China Customs and co-organized with the WCO, who also acted as the facilitator.

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New Guide to Multilateral Environmental Agreements by the Green Customs Initiative

Capacity building of customs and border control officers is at the core of the partnership of the Green Customs Initiative.

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GCI-Partners convene for the thirteenth Partners Meeting at the OPCW in The Hague

Last September, the partners of the Green Customs Initiative convened at the Headquarters of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague, Netherlands.

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Introducing a new partner of the GCI: The Minamata Convention

The Green Customs Initiative welcomes the Secretariat of the Minamata Convention as the 12th partner of the Initiative.

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Call for nominations for the Asia Environmental Enforcement Awards 2019

UN Environment and partners are seeking nominations for the fourth Asia Environmental Enforcement Awards.

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