Promoting a consistent approach to prosecuting environmental crimes across Europe. 

Successful ENPE and EUROJUST conference in The Hague addresses the rise in cross-border environmental crime
LIFE-ENPE waste crime and air pollution Working Group workshops, Nicosia, Cyprus 28-29 March 2019
2018 ENPE conference, Heraklion, Crete
LIFE-ENPE Project Wildlife Crime Working Group Workshop for Government Prosecutors on the Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds in the Mediterranean Region Segovia, Spain, May 9-11, 2018
2017 EU Environmental Crime Enforcement Conference, Magdalen College, Oxford, UK
Prosecution for killing critically endangered birds
Landmark Irish prosecution €20 million fine
Wildife Crime

Wildlife Crime

A working group exploring the major issues of interpretation, practical application, evidence gathering and quantification of damage to the environment that hinder efficient and effective prosecution...

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Waste Crime

Waste Crime

A working group exploring the major causes of non-compliance with the Waste Shipment Regulation (1013/2006) and the issues these create for efficient and effective prosecution and adjudication.

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Air Pollution

Air Pollution

The Air Pollution working group was set up to explore the various issues experienced by prosecutors arising from non-compliance with industrial emissions and major accident hazard laws across Europe.

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Cross-Cutting

Cross-Cutting

The Sanctioning, Prosecution and Judicial Practice working group is building on recent studies into the range of criminal and administrative enforcement responses in use throughout Europe.

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Recent Articles

Successful ENPE and EUROJUST conference in The Hague addresses the rise in cross-border environmental crime

The 2019 ENPE conference was held in conjunction with Eurojust at their superb conference facility in their head office in The Hague, Netherlands from 28-30 October 2019. The conference started with an 'ice-breaker' event at the impressive panorama Mesdaq museum followed by 2 days of intensive plenary, break-out and facilitated workshops sessions focussing on global collaboration and co-operation in the fight against environmental crime.

LIFE-ENPE waste crime and air pollution Working Group workshops, Nicosia, Cyprus 28-29 March 2019

The European Network of Prosecutors for the Environment (ENPE) promotes the enforcement of environmental criminal law by supporting the operational work of environmental prosecutors. Through the EU LIFE programme, ENPE is managing a five-year project to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of prosecution of environmental crimes through its LIFE-ENPE Working Groups. The LIFE-ENPE waste and air pollution Working Groups held a combination of 2 workshops in Nicosia, Cyprus on the 28-29 March 2019.

ENPE Background

In September 2012, in Brussels, representatives from prosecuting bodies in seven European countries came together to establish the European Network of Prosecutors for the Environment (ENPE). The meeting was attended by representatives from the Environment Agency for England, and from similar bodies in Sweden, France, Belgium, Ireland and Germany.

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Become a Member

This website is designed to increase collaboration between environmental prosecutors and to improve the way environmental crime is prosecuted across Europe. Membership is open to any organisation involved in prosecuting environmental crime across Europe. Please follow the link below to learn more about how you can gain access to this resource.

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