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 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the Basel Institute on Governance are jointly hosting 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

We welcome the active participation of a wide range of stakeholders in the upcoming series. For comments, suggestions or requests to participate in the panel discussions, please contact juhani.grossmann@baselgovernance.org.

 

Register here for our next event on 14 April

 

Upcoming events

Session 5: Online marketplaces and sale of environmental products

This session will look at the specifics of online marketplaces in the sale of illicit environmental goods. This will include the utilisation of common commercial platforms and measures to prevent such abuse, as well as the dark web and approaches to investigate such crimes, especially when cryptocurrencies are being utilised. 

12 May 2021, 13:00 CET 

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Session 6: Corruption risks in waste management 

The highly complex trade in waste products (industrial, toxic and household) is both an environmental and political challenge for source and destination countries. How do countries' diverging interests, coupled with corruption, create opportunities for the illicit waste trade?

16 June 2021, 13:00 CET

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With thanks to our respective donors

The Basel Institute's Green Corruption programme is supported by:

Green Corruption donors February 2021
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The OECD's participation is supported by the European Union through the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)