November 22, 2010

INECE Seaport Network to Convene Workshop in Cambodia on Controlling Illegal Hazardous Waste Trade

Filed under: Asia, INECE Secretariat, seaports — Tags: — inece @ 5:43 pm

On November 29, 2010, INECE’s Seaport Environmental Security Network (SESN) will convene its Second Workshop on Combating the Illegal Hazardous Waste Trade Through Seaports in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Sihanoukville Seaport in Cambodia. Photo credit Kelvin Cheong.

The workshop will be a one-day event focused on sharing enforcement strategies and developing cooperation tools to detect and prevent the illegal trade in hazardous waste.

The workshop will include sessions on:

  • Designing action-based enforcement cooperation strategies that build capacity of seaport authorities and that signal deterrence to the regulated community.
  • Using intelligence-led approaches to target enforcement actions and improve detection efficiency.
  • Negotiating interministerial agreements to improve cooperation among environment, trade, customs, and other agencies responsible for regulating the transboundary movement of hazardous wastes.
  • Assessing needs and challenges specific to the Asia region.

The INECE SESN Workshop immediately precedes a workshop of the Asian Network for Prevention of Illegal Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes, sponsored by the Cambodian Ministry of Environment, the Japanese Ministry of the Environment, and the Basel Convention Regional Center for South-East Asia. The Asian Network workshop aims at enhancing enforcement capacity of the member countries for the implementation of the Basel Convention and facilitating the exchange and dissemination of information for the prevention of illegal transboundary movement of hazardous wastes.

The SESN is an operational network of professionals involved in the inspection and monitoring of transboundary movements of hazardous waste through seaports. For more information about the Seaport Environmental Security Network, see http://www.inece.org/seaport/ or contact Danielle Grabiel at the INECE Secretariat at dgrabiel at inece.org or +1-202-338-1300.

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