Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy

Green Criminology

The main objective of the IUCN CEESP Green Criminology Specialist Group is to promote the identification of impacts of “a negative nature that affect the environment as a result of human activity".
Drilling for natural gas in the North Sea off the coast of the Netherlands

Chair : Inés Arroyo Quiroz





“… considering the following dimensions: environmental health and victimization; the socio‐economics of everyday ecocide; global connections; and intergenerational and future challenges (South 2014). Ultimately, the aim must be to influence policy and practice within the crowded political space (South 2014).The Green Criminology (GC) Specialist Group's mandate is framed within the mission of CEESP and its eight programme priorities.

Ines Arroyo-Quiroz has a PhD in Biodiversity Management from the University of Kent and is author of publications on the role of Mexico in international wildlife trade. She currently works as a Researcher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She researches Green Criminology in the context of the use and conservation of wildlife and is currently leading an EU-funded project to analyse the dynamics of wildlife trade between Mexico and the European Union.

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