chapter  9
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Environmental enforcement authorities do not work in isolation from the actions of their parallel organizations in other countries. Most obviously there are international conventions that each organization is responsible for, such as on the shipment of waste (in Europe authorities are under obligations to implement a wide range of European Union (EU) law common to them all). Also pollution discharged from an activity in one country could affect the environment in another and coordination of activities of the respective authorities could be necessary. Finally, authorities can simply have much to learn from each other, such as in how they are managed, and how they regulate, communicate, etc.