Federico Magalini to Speak at EU Environmental Enforcement Networks Conference

EU_Environmental_Networks_ConferenceFederico Magalini of United Nations University will speak at the upcoming EU Environmental Enforcement Networks Conference on behalf of the DOTCOM Waste (development of tools to counter the illegal management and waste of trade) project.  The overall theme for the conference is ‘Strengthening environmental compliance: Challenges and Solutions’, and Federico will provide attendees with an overview of the DOTCOM Waste project and how it aims to increase the capabilities of all those involved in the fight against cross-border waste crime. The event will take place on 12-13 May, 2016 at Dome Church, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

The conference is bringing four EU environmental networks together for the first time, and will target all aspects of the environmental compliance chain. The groups are:

  • The Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of EU Environmental Law (IMPEL)
  • The European Network of Prosecutors for the Environment (ENPE)
  • The EU Forum of Judges for the Environment (EUFJE)
  • Network of police officers focusing on tackling environmental crime (EnviCrimeNet)

For further information, please visit http://complianceconference.eu/ .

All Roads Lead to Bonn!

At the beginning of April, all roads will lead to Bonn for the DOTCOM Waste project meeting. It will be the first time the project members will meet face-to-face and promises to be a very productive few days.

Members of the High-Level Advisory Board (H-LAB) will be in attendance for the meeting on the last day.

The agenda includes discussions on the target needs of the main stakeholders, identification of what’s already in existence (to avoid repetition), what is working and not working, how to synergise with other initiatives, prioritisation of certain waste streams, and the identification of enforcement and prosecution areas that need improvement.

DOT.COM Waste Project kicks off!

The DOTCOM Waste project was launched on January 1 2016 and runs for 2 years. The Project Coordinator Federico Magalini of UNU, held a virtual kickoff meeting with all project participants in advance of the first face to face meeting of the consortium partners.

We are delighted to invite potential High Level Advisory Board members to join this exciting project! Please contact info@dotcomwaste.eu if you would like to join our H-LAB.