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Environmental Enforcement Networks

Environmental Enforcement Networks

Concepts, Implementation and Effectiveness

New Horizons in Environmental and Energy Law series

Edited by Michael Faure, Peter De Smedt and An Stas

Compliance and enforcement is a fundamental issue within environmental law. But despite its pertinence, it is an area that has been neglected in academic research. Addressing this gap, this timely book considers the circumstances under which networking can increase the effectiveness of environmental enforcement.

Chapter 21: Ghana’s efforts at environmental enforcement networks: legal and institutional structures

Bernadette Araba Adjei and Larsey Mensah

Subjects: environment, energy policy and regulation, environmental governance and regulation, environmental law, law - academic, environmental law


The significance of environmental compliance and enforcement is seen through the promotion of institutional networking. At the global level, the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE) has become well established as its work is viewed as a complex, and a promotion, of networks. One of the main achievements of the 9th INECE meeting, held in 2011 in Whistler, British Colombia, Canada, was the formation of the West African Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (WANECE), which was a response to the 2008 INECE call for the formation of such regional networks. The concept note for the building of WANECE states that ‘WANECE shall build on the work of various West African countries and multiple organizations, including the United Nations Basel Convention Secretariat; . . . and such initiatives as Solving the E-waste Problem (STEP) and the Partnership for Computing Equipment (PACE)’.

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