The annual UN International Anti-Corruption Day (9 December) provides an opportunity to reflect on whether the global community is making progress in curbing this persistent and pernicious crime – and in terms of the prevalence of corruption as a key enabler of environmental crime, the overall prognosis is not good.
On a platform with senior UN officials, Campaigns Director Julian Newman said corruption was an intrinsic part of environment crime requiring deployment of a full array of legal instruments designed to tackle corruption and money-laundering against the criminal syndicates pillaging our natural world for profit
At the upcoming 22nd Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) meeting in Vienna, we have been invited to speak on the issue of wildlife and forest crime together with WWF in a session hosted by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Download our joint briefing with WWF and TRAFFIC to CCPCJ here
A joint briefing by EIA, WWF and TRAFFIC for the 22nd Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ). This session is an important opportunity to build on the UN’s acknowledgement that wildlife and forest crime is serious transnational organised crime