UN Environment & UNICRI, The state of knowledge of crimes that have serious impacts on the environment, Nairobi, UNON, 2018, XVIII + 89 p.
Environmental crime is a complex type of crime that requires thorough analysis and strong coordination among different actors in the development of preventive actions and responses at the national, regional and international level. UN Environment and UNICRI developed this report based on an Expert Process involving a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), an Expert Group and the UN Environment Programme focal points on the progressive development of environmental law (‘Montevideo focal points’). In response to Resolution 2/14 paragraph 7 of the UN Environment Assembly, this global multi-country report identifies current knowledge on environmental crimes and analyses approaches and practices to combat the phenomenon. The report intends to contribute to a deeper understanding of crimes that have serious impacts on the environment, and to the development and better implementation of counter-measures at the international, regional and national levels. C.M. Billiet served as a member of its TAC.
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