Environmental Crime

31 Jan 2017, 8:30 - 10:30

Room R, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament

Tel: 020 7219 8377

POST held a closed breakfast briefing event to launch the POSTnote on environmental crime.

This event, sponsored by the British Ecological Society, was to brief parliamentarians on the issue of environmental crime, as well as challenges and potential solutions to tackle the issue. Specific focus was given to discussing waste crime and wildlife crime, particularly steps that have been made towards addressing these crimes and potential actions that may be taken in the future. A summary of the discussion is available here. The event was chaired by Angela Smith MP and speakers at the briefing included:

  • Nicky Cunningham, Deputy Director, Waste Regulation, Environment Agency
  • Jacob Hayler, Executive Director, Environmental Services Association
  • David Cowdrey, Head of Policy and Campaigns, International Fund for Animal Welfare
  • Chief Inspector Martin Sims, Head of National Wildlife Crime Unit
  • Dr Tanya Wyatt, Associate Professor in Criminology, Northumbria University
  • Ray Purdy, Director at Air and Space Evidence Ltd and Senior Researcher at Oxford University
  • Professor Richard Macrory CBE, Professor of Environmental Law, University College London

This event is open to MPs, Peers and their staff as well as to parliamentary staff. To attend please RSVP to postevents@parliament.uk or call 020 7219 8377.