Environmental corruption as a roadblock to reaching the SDGs – CoSP side event
Environmental crime is lucrative, with its profits easily realised via financial crime and corruption.
This side event at the 9th Conference of the States Parties (CoSP) to the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) explored the issue with panelists from government and civil society.
They discussed the efforts and remaining gaps in leading national law enforcement and conservation efforts to attack this corruption by tracing both the illicit financial flows which facilitate environmental crime and the illegally obtained profits derived from it.
Gretta Fenner, Managing Director of the Basel Institute on Governance, moderated the discussion between:
- Elizabeth Hart, Chief of Party, Targeting Natural Resource Corruption project, WWF USA
- Laode Syarif, Executive Director, Kemitraan and Former Commissioner, Corruption Eradication Commission of the Republic of Indonesia
- Juhani Grossmann, Team Leader, Green Corruption programme, Basel Institute on Governance
- Agnes Nabwire, Assistant Commissioner, Tax Investigations, Uganda Revenue Authority
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