Asia Environmental Enforcement Award 2020 Current Affairs, GK & News

The Asia Environmental Enforcement Award 2020 was conferred to the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). This award publicly recognises government officials/institutions combating transboundary environmental crimes like illegal trade of wildlife, chemicals or wastes. Such crimes have become a matter of concern especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. WCCB had earlier received this award in 2018. It is a statutory body under Environment Ministry set up for combating wildlife crimes.