Seminar: Environmental Crime and Power
17 September 2019 - Gent (Belgium)

Environmental Crime and Power

Start date

Tuesday, 17 Sep 2019, 08:30

End date

Tuesday, 17 Sep 2019, 17:30

Location
Gent University: Campus Aula, Universiteitstraat 4-6, 9000 Gent, Belgium

This seminar focuses on the topic of environmental crime and power. It intends to cover power from different angles such as the power of state agencies in regulating but also facilitating environmental crime, the role of (multinational) corporations in causing and preventing environmental crime, the connection between environmental and organized crime, but also the involvement of non-governmental organizations in preventing and controlling environmental crime.

The workshop is free of charge but registration is required, see below.
Lunch and refreshments are included.

Registration

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  • Timing

    Topic

    Speaker

    Affiliation

    8.30-9.00

    Registration & morning coffee/tea

    9.00-9.30

    Kick-off: What is power?

    Tanya Wyatt

    Northumbria University (UK)

    9.30-10.30

    Keynote 1 – Staying in Power: Environmental Crime and Authoritarian Rule

    Christoph Stefes

    University of Colorado Denver (US)

    10.30-10.45

    Coffee/tea break

    10.45-12

    Roundtable 1 – How civil society actors experience interaction with the powerful

    Moderator: Jenny Maher

    Lydia de Leeuw

    SOMO Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (Nthls)

    Jasper Teulings

    Head of legal office, Greenpeace International (INT)

    Iwona Mertin

    Programme Leader Companion Animals, Eurogroup (EU)

    12-13

    lunch

    13-14

    Keynote 2 – Mining in Guyana

    Delon Omrow

    York University (Can)

    14-15

    Roundtable 2 – How environmental regulators experience interaction with the powerful

    Moderator: Lieselot Bisschop

    Frans Geysels

    Chief commissioner - Federal Belgian Police – Environment Unit (Bel)

    Kathleen Desaegher

    (former) Prosecutor on environmental and white collar crime – vice chair of European Network of Environmental Prosecutors (Bel)

    Daan Molenaar

    Department Head of Inspection & Enforcement, DCMR (Rotterdam environmental inspectorate) (Nthls)

    15-15.30

    Coffee, tea and refreshments

    15.30-16.20

    Keynote 3 – Bunker fraud, organizational crime & power

    Giulia Giarda

    Maastricht University (Nthls)

    16.20-17.10

    Keynote 4 – Life course approaches to studying corporate environmental crime

    Wim Huisman

    VU Amsterdam (Nthls)

    17.10-17.30

    Closing remarks

    Yogi Hendlin

    Erasmus University Rotterdam (Nthls)