Christoph Stefes, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, presented during the one-day workshop "Making a case against environmental crime" his case study on environmental crime in the mining sector of the Republic of Armenia. The case study looks at the causes of environmental crime in Armenia, taking the mining sector as an example. It describes measures that the European Union could take to contribute to preventing future environmental crime in the country. The case study is available for download.
EFFACE partners also presented case studies on mining accidents in Hungary and Spain, the illegal use of mercury in gold mining activities in the Guinea Shield, and illegal shipment of electronic waste. Several members of the EFFACE advisory board and guests participated in the event as well.
The workshop was part of the European research project "European Union Action to Fight Environmental Crime (EFFACE)", of which the Ecologic Institute is the coordinator.