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International Environmental Compliance  and Enforcement Conference

 United Nations Complex, Nairobi, Kenya, 6 November 2013 


  • High-level national enforcement officials, high-level ministerial/government representatives,  relevant organizations and representatives from civil society are invited to come together in  this unique forum to debate on recent trends and the impacts of violations of environmental  law for sustainable development and the implementation of agreed environmental goals,  discuss possible solutions and the impact of new and existing tools in combatting these  violations and to agree on the formulation of action points going forward. 

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 06 November 2013 

 Conference Room 2
 Interpretation: A/E/F/S/R/C (UN Languages)
Time    
Item N°
Subject

 09.30 – 10.30
 1
 Ceremonial Opening

Welcome Remarks:
  • Mr. Achim Steiner, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UNEP
  • Mr. Jean Michel Louboutin, Executive Director Police Services, INTERPOL
Official Opening Remarks:
  • Mr. Githu Muigai, Attorney General of Kenya

 10.30 – 12:30
 2
 Trends and Impacts of Crime and Other Illicit Activities Against the Environment

High-Level Introductory Panel/Keynote Statements: 
    • Ms. Sheila Abed, Minister of Justice and Labour, Paraguay 
    • Amb. Khamis Suedi Kagasheki, Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Tanzania
    • Mr. Timo Makela, Director, International Affairs, DG Environment, European Commission 
    • Mr. William Kiprono, Director, Kenya Wildlife Service (tbc) 
    • Mr. Steven Broad, Executive Director, TRAFFIC 
    • Ms. Justice Pauline Nyamweya, Presiding Judge, Land and Environment Division, High Court of Kenya 

Debate focused on recent trends and the impacts of violations of environmental law, from the illegal dumping of hazardous waste, the smuggling of proscribed hazardous materials, to the illegal exploitation and trafficking of protected wildlife and other natural resources, for sustainable development and the implementation of agreed environmental goals and objectives at all levels.

Moderated by Ms. Asha Tanna, news-anchor, journalist (SkyNews, Channel 4 – UK, BBC), and scientist (primatology). 


 12.30 – 14.30
    Lunch Break 

 Lunchtime Events: 
 13.00 – 14.00    Special Event: Stolen Apes: Building an Illegal Trade Database for Chimpanzees,  Gorillas, Orangutans and Bonobos
 (Conference Room 9) 


 13.00 – 14.00    Special Event: Illegal Trade in Ozone Depleting Substances: Supporting  Compliance with the Montreal Protocol through Cooperation and Enforcement 
 (Conference Room 13) 



14.30 – 16.30
3
Solutions and Impact
High-Level Introductory Panel/Keynote Statements:
    • Mr. Phil Gawne, Minister for Environment, Food and Agriculture, Isle of Man
    • Mr. Momodu Pat-Sowe, Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Sierra Leone
    • Ms. Catherine Bearder, Member of the European Parliament
    • Mr. Azzedine Downes, President and CEO, IFAW
    • Mr. Lasse Gustavsson, Executive Director, Conservation, WWF International
    • Mr. Ben Janse van Rensburg, Chief of Enforcement Support, CITES

Debate focused on solutions and the generation of impact in combatting crime and other illicit activities against the environment through, inter alia, the strengthening of existing mechanisms, the exploration of new initiatives and technologies, and the exchange of information and the sharing of experiences.

Moderated by Ms. Asha Tanna, news-anchor, journalist (SkyNews, Channel 4 – UK, BBC), and scientist (primatology).


16.30 – 17.30
4

Outcomes and Action Points

Formulation of the Outcomes and Action Points of the Conference.

Discussion chaired by Mr. Jean Michel Louboutin, Executive Director Police Services, INTERPOL and Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw, Deputy Executive Director, UNEP


18.00   Cocktail Reception and Exhibition “Wild and Precious” hosted by UNEP (Helipad Area)