May 7, 2010

INECE Seaport Environmental Security Network Side Event at the Basel OWEG

Filed under: INECE Secretariat, seaports — inece @ 6:18 pm

The INECE Seaport Environmental Security Network (SESN) will hold an informational side event in Geneva at the upcoming seventh session of the Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention (OEWG 7).

The side event, Information SessionCombating Illegal Hazardous Waste Trade Through Seaports — the INECE Seaport Environmental Security Network, is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 12 May from 1pm to 2 pm in Room 4 of the Geneva International Conference Centre (GICC).

The globalization of trade has raised new concerns about the illegal and improper transnational shipments of environmentally sensitive commodities.  Difficulties in performing inspections, tracking waste shipments, sharing information between government agencies and collaborating internationally leads to a failure to detect, deter and prevent the illegal transboundary movements of hazardous waste. The INECE SESN is creating mechanisms to increase awareness of common problems, detect and prevent non-compliance, and improve operational enforcement cooperation between countries. Join the INECE SESN for this side event to learn more about the Network’s activities and how to become involved.

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