environmental crime


 

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Definition: 

The concept refers to pollution crime, such as the trade and disposal of waste and hazardous substances in contravention of national and international laws. In addition to these clear and present crimes, new types of environmental crime are emerging, such as carbon trade and water management crime. (Source: Interpol)

  • Unlawful acts against the environment, such as water contamination, hazardous waste disposal, air contamination, unpermitted installation of plants, oil spills, etc. (Source: GEMET/AZENPa)
Broader
offence
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Synonyms
  • offence against the environment
  • ecocide

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