Arab Region Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (ANECE)
On 18 June 2009, at the Dead Sea in Jordan, the Arab Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (ANECE) was established to promote cooperation between environmental enforcement officials throughout the Arab world.
H.E. Khalid Irani, the Minister of Environment of Jordan, H.E. Mrs. Joanna M. Van Vliet, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and Mr. Lawrence C. Mandel, Deputy Chief of Mission for the United States Embassy in Amman, Jordan opened the meeting by stressing the role for enforcement to promote the implementation of environmental laws.
The three keynote speakers joined participants from Jordan, Egypt, Yemen, Libya, Lebanon, Morocco, and visiting experts from other regional networks worldwide in recognizing the ability of ANECE to share experiences and build the capacity of national enforcement program and to raise awareness of the importance of enforcement and compliance.
The outcomes from the meeting include the “Dead Sea-Jordan Statement” documenting the agreement of the participants on the fundamental principles of the network, a workplan for the network outlining priority areas of common concern, and the terms of reference for the structure and management of ANECE and its secretariat.
- Dead Sea Statement on the Launch of the Arab Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement
This Joint Statement highlights the agreement of the delegates toward cooperation in the field of environmental compliance and enforcement in the Arab Region and establishes the Arab Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (ANECE).
Additional meeting documents will be posted in the coming weeks.
Minister Irani discusses the formation of the ANECE secretariat with Mahdi Quatrameez from Jordan's Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN)