Join us for an engaging session at the Open Data working group meeting where two dynamic speakers will delve into the world of data visualisation and spatial intelligence. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about exciting initiatives and participate in discussions on effective data visualisation.

At the first Follow-the-Money Working Group meeting for 2024, Mark Williams of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) will present a new report on the "closed case method" – multi-agency financial investigations of closed illegal wildlife trade cases. 

This method focuses on the unexplored financial elements of historical cases. It involves "following-the-money" to identify typologies and risk indicators of IWT-related financial crime as well as potential new leads. 

At the 8th session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), in December 2019, States parties adopted a resolution recognising the relationship between corruption and environmental crimes. 

Four years ago, States parties to the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) committed to a landmark resolution on Preventing and combating corruption as it relates to crimes that have an impact on the environment. Adopted at the 8th Conference of the States Parties to the UNCAC (CoSP 8), Resolution 8/12 urges States parties to prevent, investigate and prosecute corruption offences where they may be linked to crimes that have an impact on the environment.

The waste management sector provides a vital service for the good functioning of communities and economies and is essential for the protection of the environment and public health. This sector has been under increased scrutiny in recent years. Waste crime has become a growing concern around the world because of its dire impact on the environment and human health.


At the 4th plenary meeting of the Countering Environmental Corruption Practitioners Forum we will discuss the experiences of practitioners on the frontlines of countering corruption. 

We also want to hear from you about your experiences in countering environmental corruption! Please fill out this short survey.

Waste management is a huge industry at the local, national and international levels. Public services play a key role in dealing especially with waste generated by households. Getting waste management right is essential if we are to achieve a circular economy and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Complex legal frameworks and their weak implementation open up spaces for criminals to profit from illegally managing or trading in waste. The consequences on the environment and human health can be severe. The role of corruption in crimes involving waste is unexplored.

This guide suggests six steps for bringing political economy analysis findings into a theory of change for a project or programme.

It aims to provide a practical means for conservationists to navigate political economy in contexts where they work. While a theory of change explains the logic of a project, a political economy analysis, which looks at the influence of power, helps get to the heart of what needs to change for a project to work. But practitioners often find it challenging to use political economy analysis in practice. 

This year's Conference of the States Parties to the UNCAC (CoSP10) is hosting a series of events on environmental corruption as part of a collaboration between several organisations, including the Basel Institute.

The aim is to explore the role of corruption in crimes that affect the environment and the consequences. 

These events are freely open to virtual participation via Zoom, as well as in-person participation from CoSP delegates.

This event launched the new Environmental Corruption Deep Dive Report: Dirty deals: Case studies on corruption in waste management and trade.

The report is an initial exploration of corruption in crimes involving waste. It looks at corruption risks at different states of domestic/international waste management chains and at external factors that make corruption more likely.