ELI serves as the Secretariat for the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE). Founded in 1989, INECE is the only global organization focused exclusively on achieving compliance with environmental law through effective compliance promotion and enforcement strategies, including administrative, civil, criminal, and judicial enforcement.
As the INECE Secretariat, ELI helps organize training programs, discussion series, and other capacity-building activities to help compliance and enforcement practitioners implement national environmental laws and multilateral environmental agreements. Most recently, the Secretariat organized a discussion series on the topic of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, which was attended by 161 individuals representing 31 different countries. In addition, the Secretariat maintains an online library of compliance and enforcement resources and publications and shares news, jobs, events and other announcements related to environmental compliance and enforcement. The website also maintains archives of our monthly newsletters.
INECE relies on contributions from its members to carry out its activities. Members have exclusive access to INECE materials and capacity-building programs. Both institutional and individual memberships are available. These memberships offer opportunities to compliance and enforcement practitioners to collaborate directly with the Secretariat and access the broad community of practitioners and organizations who are part of the Network. Current members include the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the United Nations Environment Programme, the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, Chile’s Superintendencia del Medio Ambiente, and the United Kingdom Ministry of Environment, among others. Regional Enforcement Networks, such as the Asian Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Network (AECEN), Australasian Environmental Law Enforcement and Regulators network (AELERT), and Red Latinoamericana de Fiscalización y Cumplimiento Ambiental (RedLaFiCA) are also part of INECE. Please visit www.inece.org/membership for more information on membership.