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International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE)

The International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE) is the only global network of environmental compliance and enforcement practitioners. INECE has different goals: raising awareness of compliance and enforcement, fostering enforcement cooperation; strengthening capacity to implement and enforce environmental requirements.

INECE has more than 4000 members including international organisations, governmental agencies and non-governmental organisations. INECE was founded in 1989 by the Dutch Ministry of Environment (VROM) and US environment agency (EPA) with the support of UNEP, the World Bank, the European Commission and the OECD.

The mission of INECE is to ensure compliance and enforcement of environmental legislation worldwide aiming at a clean environment and sustainable development. Amongst others, INECE?s goals are:

? Developing networks for enforcement cooperation;
? Strengthening capacity for compliance and enforcement; and
? Raising awareness of the importance of environmental compliance and enforcement.

As of 2004, INECE has planned and executed six successful international conferences with exponential increases in the number of individuals, countries, and international organizations invited to participate; collaboratively they developed training and workshop materials; and published comparative country studies.

The INECE secretariat is located in Washington DC.

Organisation website ( Webpage - www.inece.org )

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