Environmental Crime – How do they get away with it?

26.09.2022 | Ecologic Institute
© 2022 Deutsche Welle

The environmental disaster on the Oder River has brought the issue of environmental crime back into the spotlight. In a video report by the TV station Deutsche Welle, experts, including Stephan Sina from Ecologic Institute, explain the reasons for the difficulties in prosecuting environmental crimes and possible approaches for improvement.

The contribution "Environmental Crime – How do they get away with it?" can be viewed online.

Further Links

Presentation: Hearing on Strengthening the Fight Against Environmental Crime in NRW 

Report: Status quo und Weiterentwicklung des Umweltstrafrechts und anderer Sanktionen 

Project: Criminal and other Sanctions in Environmental Law 

Report: Umweltdelikte 2019 

Presentation: Wildlife Crime 

Report: European Union Action to Fight Environmental Crime (EFFACE): Conclusions and Recommendations 


Contact at Ecologic Institute

Dr. Stephan Sina



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