Wildlife and forest crimes are transnational crimes where corruption is known to play a pivotal role in their facilitation and growth. Annually, illegal wildlife trade alone is estimated to range from $7 billion to $23 billion while illegal timber trade ranges between $30 billion to $100 billion.
From EIA’s perspective, corruption is a key enabling factor in environmental crime, especially the theft of natural resources. Research has shown that the more affected it is by corruption, the poorer a country’s environmental performance – a theoretical link borne out by the findings of many EIA field investigations
Our Climate Campainger, Natasha Hurley, reports back on the United Nations climate conference in Bonn and the EU Summit on Europe's 2030 climate and energy targets. There is general consensus in the UN that a global deal to eliminate HFCs should be the next step and the EU agreed on three headline targets for 2030.
The purpose of the 2014 Climate Summit was to raise political momentum for a meaningful universal climate agreement in Paris in 2015 and to galvanize transformative action in all countries to reduce emissions and build resilience to the adverse impacts of climate change
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Today is World Environment Day, the UN’s principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. It’s also as good a reason to take the time out to contemplate the endless, amazing richness of this unique planet and its myriad inhabitants