Toezicht & Wetenschap — Wisselwerking en stand van zaken

Improving Environmental Performance:

Next Generation Compliance Tools, Theory, and Practice


Innovating environmental compliance assurance

Novel insights and approaches from social sciences


April 21 & 22, 2015

Location: Erasmus University

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50

3062 PA  Rotterdam, the Netherlands



  • Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate, the Netherlands
  • Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam


  • George Washington University Law School Environment and Energy Law Program
  • US Environmental Inspection Agency
  • VIDE
  • International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement INECE

Tuesday April 21


2:00 – 3:00 pm             Registration


3:00 – 5:00 pm             Workshop one: Regulation as a learning system


Moderator:                    Chris Dijkens,  Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate


Papers presentations:      Reviewing the value of mandatory certification and testing arrangements for safety and health, Linda Drupsteen, TNO


Learning in regulation, Ernst van Bemmelen van Gent, Haagse Hogeschool


Assessing Climate Change MRV initiatives in Latin America: Bridging theory and practice, Belen Olmos Giupponi, University of Stirling



5:30 – 6:30 pm             Walking network dinner


6:30 – 8:30 pm             Key note session: Compiance and enforcement across borders


Moderator:                    Campbell Gemmell, University of South Australia, University of Glasgow


                                   Key note speakers:


                                   Michael Faure, University of Maastricht


                                   Lee Paddock, George Washington University, Washington DC                             


Annetje Ottow, University of Utrecht


Muel Kaptein, Erasmus University


Wednesday April 22


9:00 – 9:30 am             Registration


9:30 – 10:30 am                       Welcome and plenary opening addresses


                                   Campbell Gemmell, University of South Australia, University of Glasgow, Day Chair


                                   Roeland Nieuwenboer, Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate


                                   Martin de Bree, Erasmus University


                                   Chris Dijkens, co-chair of INECE


Concise evaluation of yesterday's workshop & preview coming workshops

Campbell Gemmell, Canopus Consutling, University of South Australia, University of Glasgow


10:30 – 12:30 am         Parallel workshop two:                        Ethical behaviour


Moderator:                    Niek Hogervorst, RSM Erasmus University


Papers presentations:      Improving industrial safety culture, Maarten de Hoog, DCMR Milieudienst Rijnmond


Moral messages, compliance by fairness, Han de Haas, Provincie Noord-Brabant


Trust based supervision, Rob van Dorp, Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate


Exploring the value of process safety culture for law enforcement in major hazards industries, Robert Bezemer, TNO


10:30 – 12:30 am         Parallel workshop three:         Interventions


Moderator:                    Karin van Wingerde, Erasmus University Law School


Papers presentations:      Sanction Mapping: A tool for fine-tuning regulatory intervention strategies, Grant Pink, University of New England, Armidale


Developing the quality of new safety legislation in the Netherlands, Robert Mout, DCMR Milieudienst Rijnmond


How companies govern and comply with a diversity of public and private rules, including self-regulation, Edith van Bellen-Weijnen, University of Utrecht


The Influence of Citizen Environmental Complaints on Regulatory Administrative Sanctions for Industrial Pollution Control in India, Keerthi Kiran Bandru, Humboldt University Berlin


12:30 – 1:30 pm                       Lunchbreak


1:30 – 3:30 pm             Parallel workshop four:                       Self-regulation and self-policing


Moderator:                    Sharon Oded, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek


Papers presentations:      Gathering information under compliance mechanisms, Zerrin Savasan, Selcuk University, Selçuklu, Konya, Turkey


Supervision; dare to change, Paul Meerman Omgevingsdienst Midden- en West Brabant


Global Pollutant and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting– Complexity and Implications for Multinational Corporations, Jonathan Nwagbaraocha, Xerox Corporation


Development of Alberta’s oil sands: The Fort McKay First Nation’s perspective on environmental management, Ryan Abel, Fort McKay Sustainability Department and David Spink, Pravid Environmental Inc.


1:30 – 3:30 pm             Parallel workshop five:                       Smart Instruments for Public Law Enforcers


Moderator:                    Grant Pink, University of New England, Armidale


Papers presentations:      Wrangling The Human Right to Water Compliance in Ghana, Benjamin Asante, University of Utrecht


Evidence by sampling and analyzing in criminal cases of transboundary shipments of ordinary wastes. Sijmen Roosma, Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate


Improving Environmental Compliance in China through Intensive Top-Down Verification of Emission Reductions, Xuehua Zhang, Sichuan University

Chengdu, China


Consolidation and unification of environmental risk management plans in unconventional gas, Chris Cuff, C&R Consulting


3:30 – 4:00 pm             Plenary conclusions and closure – Day Chair


4:00 – 5:00 pm             Refreshments