Please find below the most recent activities and upcoming acitivities carried out or to to be carried out by the Green Customs Initiative or by its partners. This page also provides other related information on events or resources mostly related to Customs and environmental matters.



Fifteen Years of a Strong Partnership for Green Customs


Date: 1 Dec 2020 to 3 Dec 2020
Operation DEMETER VI: 131 Seizures in Illegal Transboundary Waste & Ozone Depleting Substances Trade

73 customs administrations, in partnership with the World Customs Organization, successfully implemented Operation DEMETER VI with a focus on transboundary shipments of

Date: 29 Oct 2020
Green customs curriculum for Spanish-speaking Latin America and the Carribean

In September 2020, the Green Customs Initiative (GCI) released a pilot green customs curriculum for the Latin America and Caribbean region (Spanish speaking).

Date: 30 Sep 2020
GCI conducts joint training on green customs in the Latin America and Carribean region

From 20 to 22 August 2019, the Green Customs Initiative (GCI) secretariat together with UNEP’s OzonAction team, held a joint training workshop for customs and national ozone officers from Spanish speaking countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Date: 22 Aug 2019
World Customs Organization hosts 12th Partners Meeting of the Green Customs Initiative

On October 3rd and 4th the partners of the Green Customs Initiative met in Brussels for their 12th annual partners meeting.

Date: 4 Oct 2017
Joint Side Event at BRS COPs

Green Customs Initiative and ENFORCE (Environmental Network for Optimizing Regulatory Compliance on Illegal Traffic) jointly organized a side event on at the Meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions on 1 May 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Date: 1 May 2017
Asia Pacific Regional Workshop on Environmental Issues concludes successfully

A Workshop on Green Customs matters was conducted from 23 to 27 April 2018 at the WCO Regional Training Centre in Shanghai, China with 60 Customs officers from 20 different WCO Member administrations in attendance. The event was sponsored by China Customs and co-organized with the WCO, who also acted as the facilitator.

New Guide to Multilateral Environmental Agreements by the Green Customs Initiative

Capacity building of customs and border control officers is at the core of the partnership of the Green Customs Initiative.