Within the project, EFFACE partners compiled 12 case studies on different types of environmental crime. The purpose of conducting these case studies was 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 conclusions and recommendations on how to improve the EU's policy framework and EU political action to better combat environmetnal crime.
The following case studies have been compiled as part of EFFACE:
- Victims in the "Land of Fires": A case study on the consequences of burnt and buried waste in Campania, Italy
- Illegal shipment of e-waste from the EU: A case study on the illegal export of e-waste from the EU to China
- EUTR CITES and money laundering: A case study on the challenges to coordinated enforcement in tackling illegal logging
- A Case Study on the EU's promotion of environmental protection through criminal law in Kosovo
- The Aznalcollar and Kolontar mining accidents: A case study on the criminal responsibility of operators and administrators
- Environmental crime in Armenia: A case study on mining
- Illegal wildlife trade: A case study on illegal wildlife trade in the United Kingdom, Norway, Colombia and Brazil
- Environmental crime through corporate mis-compliance. The case of the ILVA steel plant in Italy
- Illegal fishing and the role of rights based fisheries management in improving compliance
- A case study on illegal localised pollution incidents within the EU
- Mining gold and mercury pollution in the Guiana Shield: A case study on the role of the EU in fighting environmental crime
- Can Cocaine Production in Colombia be linked to Environmental Crime?: A case study on the effect of EU legislation on the trade
Each of the case studies is summarised in a policy brief.