Environmental crime has long been battering our planet, although the initiatives to fight against this threat have appeared recently. Global warming constitutes one of the greatest hazards faced by humanity, health crises such as the COVID19 that currently plagues the world, are closely related to poor management of environmental resources where criminal activities against the environment play an essential role.
The highest policy-making institutions consider nowadays environment protection as one of their priorities. Several actors are included in this struggle, due to the fact that environmental issues necessarily have to be faced from a wide perspective, in this context, beyond each approach we analyze, crime is present somehow or other.
This is the current situation, there are a common knowledge that environmental crime is a serious problem, but we still count on weak structures to combat efficiently this hazard at international level.