INTERPOL 15th Meeting of the Pollution Crimes Working Group, 7-9 October 2009, Lyon

Event: INTERPOL 15th Meeting of the Pollution Crimes Working Group
Date: October 7-9, 2009
Location: Lyon


The discussion focused on:

  • Climate change, crime and corruption
  • Vessel pollution
  • The handling of chemical tankers engaged in waste dumping
  • Risks and vulnerability to crime in the waste disposal sector
  • Law enforcement and NGO/stakeholder delegates
  • Illegal movements of hazardous waste from developed countries to developing countries, with special emphasis on electronic waste
  • Operational Task Force
  • Sustainable funding
  • Project Clean Seas
  • Project on the exportation of electronic waste
  • Ecomessages

The meeting emphasised the promotion of cooperation between customs, police and environmental inspectors, as well as the need for cooperation and the exchange of information with the National Bureau of INTERPOL.

More details available here.



Network plenary meetings

Annual meeting of all ECENA members

Regional training programmes

Training for key personnel, helping them to spread know-how in their home countries

Exchange programmes

Informal trainings featuring roundtable discussions, the sharing of experience and practical approaches to enforcement

Peer reviews (under 2003-2006 BERCEN)

Assisting countries to identify and analyse potential weaknesses in implementing environmental legislation

Study tours

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Participation in international meetings

Participation of ECENA members in the events of sister networks

National Trainings

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Collection of useful documents