Hearing on Strengthening the Fight Against Environmental Crime in NRW
- Düsseldorf, Germany
On 19 January 2022, Dr. Stephan Sina, Senior Fellow of Ecologic Institute, participated as an expert in a hearing of the Committee for Environment, Agriculture, Nature and Consumer Protection of the North Rhine-Westphalian Parliament on the motion of the parliamentary group BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN "Bekämpfung von Umweltkriminalität in NRW endlich stärken – Schwerpunktstaatsanwaltschaft und Koordinierungsstelle für NRW einrichten" (Drucks. 17/14258). Together with three other experts and the working group of the municipal umbrella organizations of North Rhine-Westphalia, he commented on the motion and answered questions from members of parliament.
Stephan Sina's written statement is published on the website of the North Rhine-Westphalia State Parliament and is available separately as a download here.
Stephan Sina has been working regularly on German and European environmental criminal law since 2013. He is one of the authors of the study for the German Federal Environmental Agency "Status quo und Weiterentwicklung des Umweltstrafrechts und anderer Sanktionen: Instrumente zur Verbesserung der Befolgung von Umweltrecht (Compliance)", which was cited several times in the Green Party's motion.