Palestine: EU Police Mission joins with other EU Missions to form environmental best practice network
March 24, 2021
The EU launched a network for advisers and project managers working on environmental issues in Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) Mission on 16 March 2021. This network will share best practices on how to put environmental considerations more firmly at the heart of CSDP, including supporting partners such as Palestinian policing and criminal justice institutions to prevent and investigate environmental crime.
The meeting provided an opportunity for EUPOL COPPS’ Environmental Adviser, Henrik Forssblad to brief the group about his work in the West Bank and the particular challenges faced by his Palestinian counterparts as well as the steps the Mission is taking to reduce its own environmental footprint.
The EU is committed to putting environmental considerations at the heart of its foreign policy, and is actively taking steps to strengthen the role of the environment in all projects and Missions under the umbrella of the European External Action Service.
EUPOL COPPS is the European Union Co-ordinating Office for Palestinian Police Support. The aim of the Mission is to contribute to the establishment of sustainable and effective policing arrangements and to advise Palestinian counterparts on criminal justice and rule of law related aspects under Palestinian ownership.