The Steering Committee of the International Law Enforcement Initiative for Climate (I2LEC) conducted a virtual press conference, featuring representatives from various law enforcement bodies and institutions involved in the committee. During the conference, the committee presented the roadmap for the initiative’s global plans from 2023 to 2025, along with approved projects aimed at bolstering the initiative’s leadership and expanding its positive impact on a global scale.
Speakers at the press conference included Lt. Col. Dana Hamid Al Marzouqi, Director-General of the International Affairs Office at the Ministry of Interior, Judge Hatem Ali, Head of the United Nations Office for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) States on Drugs and Crime, Assistant Director of the Operations and Coordination Center of the International Criminal Police Organisation – INTERPOL, and Executive Director in the Middle East and North Africa of (ESRI).
The conference highlighted the progress of this pioneering global initiative, which focuses on addressing climate crimes and assessing countries’ readiness to combat them. It also emphasized the importance of global resolutions that support collective action against climate crimes. Additionally, the participants discussed coordination for joint operations under the supervision of INTERPOL to combat these crimes. The outcomes of these discussions will be presented during the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).