The report presents the core results of 40 months of interdisciplinary research in an accessible manner. Individual sections describe the availability of data on environmental crime and its impacts, instruments and institutions of relevance to fighting environmental crime at EU and Member State level and weaknesses in the EU's approach to combatting environmental crime.
In the context of the preparation of the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking, the European Parliament comissioned a study to analyse wildlife crime in the EU and the enforcement situation in Member States. The study, completed in February 2016, was compiled by a consortium led by Ecologic Institute and comprising several other EFFACE partners.
This report presents the conclusions and policy recommendations of EFFACE. They are based on earlier research done in EFFACE, which included legal analysis, data analysis, various case studies, and an analysis of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) of the current approach of the EU to combating environmental crime.
On 8 September 2015, EFFACE held a workshop in Den Hague in the Netherlands. The workshop was organized by project partners METRO in cooperation with the Institute for Environmental Security (IES) and hosted by Europol.
These reports aim to provide a quantitative assessment and economic valuation of the impacts of environmental crime in several thematic areas where there existed sufficient data, and provide an in-depth analysis where sufficient data could inform an analysis.
This report provides an account of how stakeholders are involved in an "Interactive Policy Analysis" to generate input, feedback and mutual learning with and among stakeholders. This effort is directly linked to the project's action on "Stakeholder Involvement and Dissemination", which aims to draw on relevant expert and stakeholder knowledge and insights as a way of informing research activities and road testing results.
Within the project, EFFACE partners have compiled 12 case studies on different types of environmental crime. The purpose of conducting these case studies is to identify the mechanisms and impacts of different types of environmental crime within and outside of the EU and possible counter-measures. The case studies also contain contains conclusions and recommendations on how to improve the EU's policy framework and EU political action to better combat environmetnal crime.
A part of EFFACE research was to describe and assess the instruments, actors and institutions involved in the fight against environmental crime. The work produced consisted of a main report and a variety of single studies, focusing on institutions at the national, EU and international level.
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Framework Programme for research, technological development and
demonstration under grant agreement no 320276. The contents of this
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