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  • Landmark cases for biodiversity

    28 May, 2021

    During March and April 2021, a survey was conducted among environmental law professionals including judges, prosecutors, experts and NGO lawyers, to identify outstanding cases for nature conservation. Environmental justice is the last line of defense for the environment. In the run-up to the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 15), ClientEarth has compiled this selection of ten landmark cases for biodiversity from around the world. Source ClientEarth

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  • Wildlife trade and zoonotic diseases: implications for trade policy

    21 May, 2021

    Wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC published a paper indicating what is known of links between wildlife trade and zoonotic diseases and, on this basis, to consider implications for future wildlife trade policy and longer-term remedial measures. A wide range of organisations and public voices are calling for strong permanent prohibitions on wild animal trade to reduce risks to human health.

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  • Succesful training on Asia – Europe Cooperation Against Waste Crime

    17 May, 2021

    As part of the WasteForce project, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), in partnership with the United Nations University (UNU) SCYCLE programme and with support from WasteForce partners, INTERPOL, held a 3 day on-line training workshop on 24-26 February 2021 on the prosecution of waste crime.

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  • Save the Date: EU Forest Crime Initiative Conference, 15-16 June 2021 (virtual)

    17 May, 2021

    Forest crime is a growing problem with links to organized crime and corruption – ranking 1st profitable natural resource crime in 2017. Loopholes in the EUTR and implementation gaps in EU countries have hindered a real change in practice. The EU Forest Crime Initiative, a project financed by the EU Internal Security Fund, started in March 2019, aims to enable effective law enforcement by stimulating networks that are able to detect FC and respond to it. The Project has a specific geographic focus on four exporting countries (Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia and Ukraine) and two importing countries (Belgium and France). The innovation lies in bringing together INTERPOL’s law enforcement expertise with WWF’s practical experience in supporting companies to avoid illegal wood trafficking.

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  • Joint webinar on apps from LIFE SWEAP and WasteForce 19 May 13.00h CET

    13 May, 2021

    LIFE SWEAP and WasteForce are hosting a joint webinar on the apps developed under the 2 projects. This webinar will introduce and explain the use of the TFS Inspection Data reporting app and the Inspection Reference Tool app.

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  • Joint webinar on apps from LIFE SWEAP and WasteForce 19 May 13.00h CET

    13 May, 2021

    LIFE SWEAP and WasteForce are hosting a joint webinar on the apps developed under the 2 projects. This webinar will introduce and explain the use of the TFS Inspection Data reporting app and the Inspection Reference Tool app.

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  • WasteForce ‘Watch the Waste’ Final Conference Message: Keep the Momentum

    13 May, 2021

    Illegal activities with waste take many forms. The WasteForce Project aims to tackle this by boosting the capacities of environmental enforcement authorities in their efforts to disrupt the illegal waste trade. Under the WasteForce project, an extensive range of tools and resources have been specifically designed to make it easier for policy-makers, regulators, inspectors, investigators and prosecutors to counter waste crime.

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  • WasteForce ‘Watch the Waste’ Final Conference Message: Keep the Momentum

    13 May, 2021

    Illegal activities with waste take many forms. The WasteForce Project aims to tackle this by boosting the capacities of environmental enforcement authorities in their efforts to disrupt the illegal waste trade. Under the WasteForce project, an extensive range of tools and resources have been specifically designed to make it easier for policy-makers, regulators, inspectors, investigators and prosecutors to counter waste crime.

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  • Joint webinar: Introduction to Waste Inspections at Ports

    10 May, 2021

    When: 16 March 2021 at 2:00 – 3:00 pm CET A joint webinar organised by UNU SCYCLE and the Inspectorate of Republic of Slovenia for the Environment and Spatial Planning (IRSOP) will take place on 16 March at 2:00pm CET as an introduction to the online training on waste inspections at ports.

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  • WINE Water Circularity Index presentation,10th of May

    10 May, 2021

    Anabela Rebelo, project manager of WINE will present, this 10th May, the results of IMPEL project Wastewater in Natural Environment (former Integrated Water Approach & Urban Reuse) during the forthcoming meeting of IS Ad-Hoc Task Group on Water Reuse, promoted by the Environment Directorate-General of the European Commission and hosted by the Portuguese Presidency. During this meeting  the Water Circularity Index developed under this IMPEL project, i.e., a tool that allows to measure the transition of installations to a more circular model in terms of water use and in line with the environmental compliance, will be presented.

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