The last in a series of nine workshops that EFFACE has organized served to discuss the final conclusions and recommendations which the project is developing with experts and stakeholders. The recommendations address issues both at the EU and national level.
Environmental crime in the EU: Is there a need for further harmonisation?" was the topic of the meeting at Europol headquarters in which participants examined the desirability and implications of harmonised enforcement and judicial guidelines to combat environmental crimes such as illegal waste disposal, animal trafficking, IUU fishing and illegal logging.
Environmental crimes have direct and indirect impacts that can be environmental, social, economic and political. The impacts that result from environmental crime vary depend on case-specific factors, including the type of crime (e.g. illegal trade in timber, trafficking of wildlife, illegal dumping of waste), the scale of the crime (e.g.
What is the best way to prevent corporate entities and individuals from engaging in activities that cause significant harm to the environment? This question has no agreed general answer, not least because the answers likely need to be context-specific.
The 15th International Wildlife Law Conference was held in Granada, Spain, 26-27 March 2015. The conference was organized by the University of Granada Faculty of Law, EFFACE, and Stetson University College of Law's Institute for Biodiversity Law, the conference brings together wildlife law experts from the governmental, NGO, and academic sectors. Papers were invited on all aspects of wildlife law and policy, with an emphasis on enforcement issues.
The EFFACE project held a conference on "Smart Enforcement: How to Target Environmental Law Enforcement Efforts in Times of Crisis" on 3 November 2014 in Brussels. The half day event featured two sessions.
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