February 7, 2011

Regional Planning Meeting of the Maghreb Compliance and Enforcement Network Held in Rabat

Filed under: INECE Secretariat, NECEMA — inece @ 9:11 pm

The Regional Planning Committee of the Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement in the Maghreb (NECEMA) held a meeting in Rabat, Morocco, on 28 January 2011 to confirm its 2011 workplan and to review accomplishments of 2010. Government officials from Morocco, Mauritania and Tunisia participated in the meeting, along with international experts from INECE and from the Regional Environment Center.

During the meeting, the Executive Committee decided that the emphasis of the 2011 workplan will be on strengthening the Secretariat of NECEMA as well as the availability of funding, the execution of the adopted work plan, and the visibility of NECEMA. The meeting also provided the opportunity to review accomplishments of the network in 2010 across NECEMA’s three priority areas: (1) supporting efforts by Maghreb countries to develop an integrated strategy to advance compliance with environmental laws; (2) advancing cooperation among countries of the region; and (3) building capacity for environmental enforcement.

September 3, 2010

INECE Participation at Asia-Europe Environment Conference

Filed under: Asia, Europe, INECE Secretariat, NECEMA, seaports — inece @ 1:17 pm

Dr. Henk Ruessink represented INECE during the Asia-Europe Environment Forum 2010 Conference in Munich, Germany.

The conference, entitled “A Green Future: Asia and Europe Growing Sustainably,” showcased twelve different workshops focusing on the green economy, biodiversity, and environmental governance. The event ran from 1 to 3 September and brought together 150 international participants from 43 countries in Asia and Europe. The event is hosted by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and the Hanns Seidel Foundation.

INECE was featured during the workshop “Trust and Capacity Building through Networking: The Examples of Regional Networks Focusing on Law Enforcement and Compliance,” which explored the role of compliance and enforcement networks in strengthening environmental governance. In particular, the workshop focused on INECE’s topical networks on Seaport Environmental Security and on Climate Compliance, and the benefits of informal information sharing and capacity building among peer-level government practitioners.

The workshop also used the Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement in the Maghreb Region (NECEMA) to illustrate the benefits and challenges of creating and managing a network.

The workshop was convened by the Regional Environment Center (REC) and the Asia-Pacific Jurist Association (APJA).

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