Corrupting the environment
A virtual dialogue series hosted by the Basel Institute on Governance and OECD
The covid-19 pandemic highlights our global society’s vulnerability to the consequences of environmental degradation – a crisis supercharged by the global illicit trade in environmental goods, weak governance and corruption.
Harnessing our collective expertise in combating these areas, the OECD and the Basel Institute's Green Corruption team jointly hosted a series of virtual dialogues exploring creative solutions to burning issues of environmental degradation through the lens of financial crime and illicit trade.
Entitled “Corrupting the Environment”, the event series brings together thought leaders among government, private industry and civil society.
- Read more about the background to this series in this blog by Green Corruption Team Leader Juhani Grossmann: Lighting the path ahead at the intersection of environmental degradation, illicit trade and corruption
- View, download and share PDF summaries of each of the main events.
- Catch up on the Corrupting the Environment playlist on YouTube.
Event summaries and recordings
Launch event – setting the scene
9 December 2020: Unpicking the vicious triangle of corruption, illicit trade and environmental degradation
Illicit trade and natural resources
27 January 2021: How technology, cooperation and information-sharing are key to combating the trade in illegal goods, including wildlife, minerals and forest products
Mineral supply chains
23 February 2021: How to improve transparency and accountability in mineral supply chains and reduce corruption, environmental and human rights risks
Following the money
17 March 2021: Three things countries and companies must do to address illicit financial flows from environmental crimes
Behavioural insights and green corruption
14 April 2021: How behavioural approaches can and must complement interventions tackling illegal wildlife trade and other environment crimes
Online sale of environmental products
21 May 2021: The latest trends in the online trade of environmental goods, including live animals and wildlife products, and what to do about it
Corruption risks in waste management
1 July 2021: What’s driving the multi-billion dollar illegal waste trade and what could stop it
Indonesians' perceptions of corruption, economy and environment
18 August 2021. Survey report – The Green Corruption paradox: Natural resource management and environmental corruption in Indonesia