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
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.

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.

Call for nominations for the Asia Environmental Enforcement Awards 2019

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

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