The UNODC Environment Team works in partnership with Member States, United Nations Agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, the conservation community, academia, and the private sector. UNODC leverages its expertise and the range of criminal justice tools and instruments the Office has developed over many years of addressing transnational and organized crime. UNODC is a founding member of the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC).
The Environment Team works in close coordination with national authorities – ranging from law enforcement and criminal justice agencies, to wildlife, forestry, and fisheries management authorities and any other agencies that may be relevant – and supports them in their efforts to better respond to crimes that affect the environment. Much of the core training material is based on manuals and tools jointly developed by national authorities and UNODC. UNODC strives to empower counterparts and create sustainability by fostering a strong sense of national ownership through its work.
The Environment Team coordinates and collaborates with in-house experts and programmes including UNODC’s Corruption and Economic Crime Branch, Crime Research Section, Laboratory and Scientific Service, Global Programme on Implementing the Organized Crime Convention, Advocacy Section, Global Maritime Crime Programme, the Airport Communications Programme (AIRCOP), the UNODC-WCO Container Control Programme as well as with the Office’s network of field and regional offices.