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.

Through the USAID INTEGRITAS programme, KEMITRAAN and its consortium partners – Indonesia Corruption Watch, Transparency International – Indonesia and the Basel Institute on Governance – are working to enhance conflict of interest policy in Indonesia and its implementation.

This guidance has been developed in this context, in order to assist Indonesian government institutions in strengthening controls against conflicts of interest.

A Basel Institute delegation is at the 10th Conference of the States Parties (CoSP) to the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) this year. CoSP10 takes place in Atlanta, Georgia, USA from 11–15 December 2023.

Come and find us at our info booth on the third floor, where we'll have staff to answer your questions and free publications and tote bags to take away.

The illegal wildlife trade threatens biodiversity and security worldwide. Criminal networks pocket billions of dollars in illicit profits from stripping the world bare of endangered species and corrupting politicians and public officials in the process.

Yet there is very little empirical evidence on the role of both ordinary citizens and criminal networks in the illegal wildlife trade. Our research aims to fill this gap.

Richard Nephew, Coordinator on Global Anti-Corruption, U.S. Department of State, recently gave a keynote address at a joint event on Combating Green Corruption: Fighting financial crime as a driver of environmental degradation.

The event at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. on 19 September 2023, was jointly organised by the Basel Institute on Governance, Embassy of Liechtenstein in Washington D.C., U.S. Department of State and the Wilson Center.