November 25, 2009

President Obama, Prime Minister Singh Pledge Increased Cooperation on Environmental, Climate Initiatives

Filed under: Asia — inece @ 3:58 am

Environmental compliance and enforcement was an important topic in discussions between US President Obama and India Prime Minister Singh during the announcement of a joint U.S.-India Green Partnership aimed at strengthening cooperation between the two nations on a wide range of environment and climate initiatives. Among these initiatives is the creation of an Indian National Environmental Protection Authority, intended to enhance the authority of Indian environmental agencies, improve public information and transparency, demonstrate progress in environmental compliance and enforcement, and ultimately result in improved environmental quality for all Indian citizens. Economic Times of India; US EPA Press Room

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November 24, 2009

South Africa Releases 2008-09 Compliance and Enforcement Report

Filed under: Africa — Tags: — inece @ 5:56 pm

South Africa Environment Minister Buyelwa Sonjica released the National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report [pdf] for the 2008-09 reporting period. A total of 4661 environmental cases were reported nationally for the period 01 April 2008 to 31 March 2009. During this period the total number of criminal dockets registered was 2412 compared with 1762 in the previous reporting period. An interview with Minister Sonjica is available through the South Africa Times.

November 10, 2009

Environmental Enforcement News Round-up

Filed under: biodiversity — inece @ 3:00 pm

Endangered Species Edition: Mainstream news reports highlight the extent of trade in illegally sourced animal products, and may suggest a rise in poaching activity, including a report from Bangkok on charges of trading African ivory; a large ivory seizure in Kenya; evidence of growing demand for ivory products in China; and a recent finding that rhino horn is worth more than gold by the ounce.

November 2, 2009

INECE to Host Climate Compliance Side Event at the Barcelona Climate Talks

Filed under: climate — Tags: — inece @ 6:04 pm

The Compliance and Enforcement: Essential Elements of Carbon Market Success side event, which will be held Friday, 6 November 2009, from 9:00 a.m – 10:30 a.m., at the Barcelona Convention Center in Room Cipres will explore opportunities for inter- and intra-governmental cooperation and capacity building to strengthen compliance, improve enforcement, and increase environmental integrity in flexible mechanisms, including best practices for measurement, reporting, and verification in offset projects.  Download and print the Side Event Flyer here.

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