June 21, 2011

International Officials Call for Cooperation to Combat Environmental Crime at INECE 9th Conference

Filed under: 9th Conference, INECE Secretariat — inece @ 6:00 pm

Achim Steiner. Image by UNDP

Achim Steiner, Executive Director of UNEP, opened today’s INECE sessions with remarks on the importance of fully implementing multi-lateral agreements on the environment through robust national strategies. Mr. Steiner recognized the importance of INECE and its efforts to strengthen inter-country collaboration in combatting environmental crime. International partnership is essential as polluters and environmental criminals operate across borders.

Keynote presentations were also made by Ignacia Moreno, Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and by John Scanlon, Secretary-General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES).

Video presentations of each speaker will be posted on the site shortly. See http://www.inece.org/conference/9/.

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