The United Nations General Assembly special session on corruption from 2-4 June 2021 (UNGASS) is an opportunity to highlight the important relationship between environmental crime and corruption and to galvanise governments and relevant agencies into action. The corruption that drives wildlife and forest crime is extensive and systemic and will be difficult to stop; arrests of ‘rogue individuals’ will not prevent further corruption. However, there are steps which EIA believes could be effective.
Tackling wildlife crime, stepping up anti-corruption efforts and enhancing access to information and justice are key to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) represent about one per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, it is expected to soar in coming decades. This report argues that the time for action on HFCs has arrived; failure to do so will result in an additional year of inertia and circular debates