2020 Asia Environmental Enforcement Awards

Fill out the 2020 online nomination form here.

Download the 2020 Asia Environmental Enforcement Awards Information note.

The deadline for nominations is 31 May 2020.

The Asia Environmental Enforcement Awards publicly recognize and celebrate excellence in enforcement by government officials and institutions or teams combating transboundary environmental crime. The Awards are given to individuals and/or government organizations/teams that demonstrate excellence and outstanding leadership in enforcement of national laws to combat transboundary environmental crime. The thematic scope of the Awards covers any transboundary environmental crimes, such as illegal trade in wildlife, illegal trade in chemicals or waste, including plastic, all of which become increasingly significant in the COVID19 response and recovery era.

2020 is the fifth time the Awards will be given, and this year’s Awards will be given to recipients who demonstrate excellence and leadership in one or more of the following categories: 

  • collaboration
  • impact
  • innovation
  • integrity
  • gender leadership

There will be also a separate category for Africa-Asia cooperation in the area of illegal trade in wildlife. The 2020 Awards will be given by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL).

The category for Africa-Asia cooperation in the area of illegal trade in wildlife is sponsored by UNDP and the Global Environment Facility (GEF)-financed, World Bank-led Global Wildlife Program.

Any government official and/or government institution or team working on fighting transboundary environmental crime in Asia or on fostering Africa-Asia cooperation in the area of illegal trade in wildlife for that category, is eligible to be nominated. Relevant agencies and individuals may include, for example: customs, police, wildlife and forestry authorities, environmental agencies, multi-agency taskforces, specialized agencies, judges and/or public prosecutors. Teams within government institutions (e.g. units, branches, divisions etc.) are also eligible.  Recipients may be awarded in their individual capacity or as representatives of institutions/teams.  Self-nomination is permitted.

For queries, please contact uneproap[at]un.org. Please note that applications are only accepted through the online nomination form, not via email.

2019 Awards

5 winners take home Environmental Enforcement Awards for service to environmental protection

Bangkok, 07 November 2019 – Customs, parks and law enforcement officials from China, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, and Singapore have been named recipients of the 2019 Asia Environmental Enforcement Awards.