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Integrity in REDD+ & Forest Climate Finance: Assessing & Tackling Corruption Risks

Author
Elena Gaita
Date
16 September, 2016
Type
Event
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Environmental crime is growing at an alarming pace – at a rate that is two to three times faster than global GDP. Illegal logging, due to corruption and organised crime, tops the ranking with an estimated value of $50-152 billion annually. Deforestation as a result of illegal logging is accelerating climate change, displacing communities and endangering ecosystems.

Transparency International and four of its national chapters (Cameroon, Ghana, Zambia and Zimbabwe) are currently implementing a project funded by the European Commission, REDD+ Governance and Finance Integrity for Africa. This project assessed anticipated corruption risks for REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) in these countries. The chapters all produced national reports, which are included in a combined final report highlighting findings and useful policy recommendations.

Transparency International will present the main findings of this work at the European Parliament, with EU and international policy makers, and representatives of other civil society organisations.

Kindly hosted by MEPs Catherine Bearder, Benedek Javor, Eva Joly.

With the participation of key speakers from TI Zambia and TI Ghana, representatives from the United Nations, FERN, Global Witness and the European Commission, to discuss forest governance and anti-corruption.

WHERE: European Parliament, Room A5E1, Brussels
WHEN: 12th October 2016, 11:30 – 14:00
RSVP by 9th October at this link
Draft agenda available here.

A light lunch will be provided.

With the support of the European Commission:
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EU Forest Governance

What is the problem? REDD+ is a UN-initiated scheme aimed at shifting the forest economy from short-term profit to long-term security by offering financial incentives to forest-rich countries to hold onto their woodland. It refers to “reducing...

Resources

REDD+ and Corruption risks for Africa’s Forests

The link between corruption and deforestation and forest degradation has been almost universally recognised. Today, corruption continues to threaten new climate initiatives like Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+). This report provides the summarised findings of corruption risk assessments in four African countries: Cameroon, Ghana, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Want to know more? Get in touch

Elena Gaita

Policy Officer – Corporate Transparency
egaita@transparency.org