Environmental Crime and Power

17 September 2019 - Gent (Belgium)
Date
Tuesday 17 Sep 2019, 08:30 - 17:30
Type
Seminar
Spoken Language
English
Location

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

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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.

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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)

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