When: 22 April, 11:30-12:30 C.E.T. time
The third webinar of the series of capacity building initiatives under the WasteForce project, presented by the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), will take place on 22 April 2020 at 11:30pm CET time.
It will discuss the different types of damage (e.g. health risks, environmental damage, contamination of agricultural goods and economic damage) resulting from illegal trade, disposition and handling of waste. Basis for this webinar, is the recently published report on measuring environmental damage of illegal shipments of waste.
The webinar is organised under Waste Force, a two year project funded by the EU Internal Security Fund – Police and aimed at boosting operational capacities of authorities involved in the fight against illicit waste trade and management.
After a brief overview of the Netherlands Forensic Institute, a representative from NFI will brief participants on the findings from the latest proposed manual to estimate environmental damage and health related risks. Outcomes from actual case studies on how to generate an environmental footprint of illegal waste transports will be analysed as well.
Who should attend?
Representatives from the enforcement sector, academia, researchers and policy makers are invited to attend the online lectures and participate to the Q&A session envisaged at the end of the webinar.
Interested participants can register at the following link:
- Marion Stelling, Environmental Forensics, NFI
- Andrea Cararo, Consultant, Chemicals and Waste Management Programme, UNITAR
- Brief Introduction on the agenda of the webinar and introduction of the speakers
- Brief overview of the Netherlands Forensic Institute
- Framework for Risk Assessments and Life Cycle Impacts Assessments (LCIA)
- Case studies: Environmental Footprint of Illegal Waste Transports
- Conclusions/data gaps
To access the webinar please click on this link: