The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and the Italian Society for International Organization (SIOI) are organizing the fifth edition of the Winter School on Environmental Crimes, which will be delivered online, from 13 to 17 December 2021.
"Greetings from Turin, Italy. I am Antonia De Meo, the Director of the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI). I am here with you today to deliver one message: we must stop crimes against the environment.
Online, 25-29 October 2021
Application deadline: 10 October 2021
“It is highly likely that the COVID-19 pandemic will result in increased hunger and poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean.” (Food security under the COVID-19 pandemic Report, FAO).
An Expert Meting focusing on approaches to combat crimes that have serious impacts on the environment was jointly organized by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and the United Nations Environment (UN Environment) in Rome, on 13-15 September 2017.
Environmental crime does not currently have a universally agreed upon definition, however it is regularly used to refer to almost any illegal activity that harms the environment for the (often financial) benefit of individuals, groups or companies. This can involve illegal exploitation and trafficking of natural resources, including flora and fauna, and soil and water contamination from illegal waste dumping.