Asia Environmental Enforcement Award 2020 – UPSC Prelims

Asia Environmental Enforcement Award:
  • It is given by the United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP) in partnership with UNDP, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), CITES, INTERPOL, and World Customs Organisation(WCO).
  • Purpose: The award publicly recognises excellence in controlling transboundary environmental crime. Government officials and institutions or teams can be awarded for the enforcement.
  • The award covers any transboundary environmental crime such as illegal trade in wildlife and illegal trade in chemical or waste including plastic.
  • Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) has received the Asia Environmental Enforcement Award-2020.
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