22 January 2015
The highlights of this issue include: § Capacity building workshop for customs officers in Pacific Islands Countries and joint meeting with ozone officers was held in Tonga § Draft Technical Guidelines for the Environmentally Sound Management (ESM) of POPs Wastes released § Council and European Parliament agree on updated rules for shipment of waste Click here to download the newsflash. ...
As the most populous region, Asia is one of the main destinations for dumping of hazardous waste, the main producer and consumer for ozone depleting substances (ODS), and also facing big challenges in controlling of chemicals and Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). The project aims to reduce illegal transboundary movement of harmful substances and hazardous waste (HSHW) in Asia . Through the improved enforcement cooperation regionally and globally and the targeted problem-solving capacity-building at the national level through a network, the project will enchance the cooperation between the competent authorities and enable customs officers and other key enforcement officers to monitor and control transboudary movements of chemicals and waste more efficiently