At the meeting of the IMPEL Expert Team on Cross-cutting Tools & Approaches on 17-18 September, Mr. Bojan Počkar of the Slovenian Environmental Inspectorate IRSOP (WasteForce project Partner) presented the work of the WasteForce project.
The participants were especially interested in the work on the methodology to measure environmental impact, as this activity closely links with the IMPEL project on Criteria for the assessment of the Environmental Damage (CAED).
The Dutch Forencics Institute (NFI) is responsible for the technical research in environmental criminal cases within the Netherlands and the R&D within this research field. As part of the WasteForce project they are working on the development of an unified research strategy that can be used to obtain estimates of environmental impact/damage related to illegal transnational waste transports. The aim is to frame illegal waste transports into the life cycle analysis/ life cycle impact assessment methodology that has been adopted by the EU.
The IMPEL project is working on the definition and the determination of the environmental damage and threat of damage to different environmental resources according to the Environmental Liability Directive or to national legislation in the EU Member States.
It was agreed that both teams would keep each other informed about their activities on measuring environmental damage.