Environmental Crime and Corruption: EIA at the International Anti-Corruption Conference 2024

EIA will be at the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) 2024, between 18-21 June, in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Attendees from across the world will be gathering in Vilnius, Lithuania, for the 21st IACC, which will focus on the theme of “Confronting Global Threats: Standing Up for Integrity”.

One of the greatest global threats we collectively face is that to our natural world and healthy environment. Environmental crimes cause significant harm and risk to our planet.

For four decades, EIA has fought against environmental crime and abuse. Through our investigations, which expose illegal activities that harm the environment, we have found corruption is a key enabler of environmental crime.

Using case studies from our investigations, EIA is calling for the prioritisation of five action points to help combat corruption and environmental crime.

Addressing corruption is essential for disrupting criminal networks, protecting biodiversity and promoting sustainable development.

We believe stronger anti-corruption measures are essential in the fight against environmental crime and abuse.

Please check out the links below for more information on our anti-corruption work:

Rotten to the Core: How to tackle the corrupt networks facilitating wildlife and forest crime

State of Corruption: The top-level conspiracy behind the global trade in Myanmar’s stolen teak

More Chilling Than Ever: Tackling Europe’s ongoing illegal trade in HFC climate super pollutants

Europe’s Most Chilling Crime: The illegal trade in HFC refrigerant gases