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Environmental Enforcement Networks

Environmental Enforcement Networks

Concepts, Implementation and Effectiveness

New Horizons in Environmental and Energy Law series

Edited by Michael Faure, Peter De Smedt and An Stas

Compliance and enforcement is a fundamental issue within environmental law. But despite its pertinence, it is an area that has been neglected in academic research. Addressing this gap, this timely book considers the circumstances under which networking can increase the effectiveness of environmental enforcement.

Chapter 25: Enforcement of environmental legislation by the Belgian police

Frans Geysels

Subjects: environment, energy policy and regulation, environmental governance and regulation, environmental law, law - academic, environmental law


Many contributions to this volume propose a more efficient and effective approach to tackling environmental crime. Adapted structures, structural collaboration, targeted information gathering, a project-based approach, multidisciplinary investigating and an international vision are each methods that have been shown as effective in the fight against environmental crime. All these methods have proven their worth separately but when they are used simultaneously there is a mutual reinforcement of their effectiveness.

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