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We are very pleased to be sharing our latest ENPE newsletter with members, partners and stakeholders. This latest issue, number 21, includes details of a very busy few months since our annual conference in Rome in September. We hope you enjoy it, and as ever, welcome your feedback!

This conference builds on the success of the last 4 Networks online event – Together in the fight against environmental crime in 2021 as well as the two previous conferences held in person in Oxford in 2017 and Utrecht in 2016. Environmental crime is the fourth largest criminal activity in the world and we note, at a global level, the progressive worsening of the situation, as recorded in reports from many institutions. 

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The European Network of Prosecutors for the Environment, ENPE was established as an informal network of prosecutors in September 2012, in Brussels, Belgium with 8 members representing prosecuting organisations from 7 different European countries. Since then, we have enjoyed steady but significant growth, including expansion beyond Europe to include member organisations from Latin America and North Africa, to become a registered international non-profit association with 59 organisation and individual members, representing 35 different countries.

The following short film from Anne Brosnan, president of ENPE, gives an overview of the work we do and how important prosecuting environmental crime is to the World.

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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 & Pesticides

From its establishment in 2015, the working group has exchanged experiences and best practices in combating violations of the EU Waste Shipment Regulation.

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Pollution

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

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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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