September 20, 2010

INECE Recognizes Global Enforcement Challenges at Interpol Crime Conference

Filed under: climate, Environmental Crime, INECE Secretariat, seaports — Tags: — inece @ 3:29 pm

INECE Secretariat Managing Director Ken Markowitz delivered remarks at the 7th Interpol Environmental Crime Conference on 15 September in Lyon, France, on compliance and enforcement responses to global environmental challenges, the importance of informal communication and collaboration, and the role of enforcement cooperation for deterrence.

Of interest to INECE’s Seaport Environmental Security Network, Mr. Hui Fu of the WCO delivered remarks on “Moving Toward New Era of Combating Environmental Crime.” The keynote remarks of Environment Agency Chairman Lord Chris Smith focused on the challenge of electronic waste and possible responses from the global environmental enforcement community.

Speakers also discussed the issue of non-compliance in the carbon markets, including Mr. Mark Schapiro (Senior Correspondent, Center for Investigative Reporting) and Michelle Chan (Friends of the Earth). Roz Reeve’s (Global Witness) remarks focused on the challenges and risks of REDD+.

Interpol is updating the Environmental Crime Programme webpage to provide access to presentations, conference guest lists, and other related topics. See http://www.interpol.int/Public/EnvironmentalCrime/Meetings/7thConference/Default.asp.

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