Corruption risks in waste management – a Corrupting the Environment event

This virtual event focused on waste trafficking, a topic that receives little attention despite generating significant criminal proceeds (estimates suggest up to USD 12 billion per year). In addition to the financial costs, waste trafficking has enormous impacts for the environment, including from pollution or degradation, and inhibits development by fuelling corruption and poverty in some countries.

A particular focus of the discussion was the FATF report on Money Laundering in Environmental Crime issued a few days prior to the event, which covers waste trafficking alongside illegal mining and logging.

It was part of the Corrupting the Environment webinar series of the Basel Institute on Governance and the OECD.

Juhani Grossmann, Team Leader Green Corruption at the Basel Institute on Governance, moderated the panel featuring:

  • Ailsa Hart, Policy Analyst, Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
  • Nancy Isarin, Environmental Enforcement Expert
  • Yazid Nurhuda, Director for Criminal Law Enforcement, Ministry of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia
  • Antonio Pergolizzi, Environmental Analyst, Visiting Professor at the University of Camerino 
Waste trafficking webinar
Start date
1 July 2021
End date
1 July 2021
Basel Institute on Governance; OECD