Water and Land Conference 2022


Under the umbrella of European Union Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law (IMPEL), the Water & Land Conference 2022 took place on 11th and 12th October, in Lisbon and also online, organized together by Portuguese General Inspection of Agriculture, Sea, Environment and Spatial Planning - IGAMAOT (Portugal),  Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research - ISPRA (Italy),  and the National Environmental Guard (Romania).

The Minister for the Environment and Climate Action from Portugal opened this Conference together with the Inspector General of IGAMAOT and the Head of Unit Environmental Rule of Law and Governance from the European Commission. 

This event focused on the practical implementation of Zero Pollution Action Plan (Green Deal), proposal for a New Environmental Crime Directive, and Environmental Damage in Environmental Liability Directive, and as an opportunity to provide an update on IMPEL Projects that are running in 2022-2024.  

The Water and Land Conference 2022 was attended by over 150 representatives from 35 countries, and the agenda (insert pdf)  included presentations from the Chairs from European Network of Prosecutors for the Environment (ENPE) and the Police Authorities on the fight against Environmental Crime (EnviCrimeNet), and Representatives from the European Commission, European Union Forum of Judges for the Environment (EUFJE), from international organisations such as Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and from authorities as the Portuguese Environmental Protection Agency, the Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, the National Environmental Guard and Romanian Space Agency, the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency and the French Biodiversity Agency. 

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