The Environment Team works with legal systems and law enforcement agencies of Member States in Southeast Asia, South Asia and the Pacific to: strengthen policy, legislative and regulatory frameworks; enhance knowledge and skills to investigate and prosecute related criminal activities; increase awareness regarding the nature and scale of wildlife and forest crimes; and enhance cooperation on a bilateral and regional level.
The Safety across Asia For the global Environment project improves the understanding of the linkages between wildlife crime and the emergence of zoonotic diseases. Through a risk assessment framework, the project supports the identification of facilities with a high risk of disease transmission from wild animals to humans.
The Unwaste initiative brings together experts and policymakers to fight against waste trafficking between the EU and Southeast Asia. By analysing waste flows and through inter-regional dialogues, the project supports ongoing efforts towards a circular economy transition.