Weekly news – 6 April 2018
What is the link between climate change and corruption? Clear and closer than you might think.
Earlier this week, we released some preliminary findings from a report on governance issues at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the specialised UN agency responsible for regulating shipping.
The findings are concerning.
Private shipping companies could have undue influence over IMO policy, potentially undermining the agency’s ability to effectively regulate greenhouse gas emissions from maritime trade.
The shipping industry is currently responsible for nearly 3 per cent of global CO2 emissions, and, according to a report by the European Parliament, this could rise to up to 17 per cent of global CO2 emissions by 2050, if left unregulated.
This could also jeopardise the ability to meet UN Sustainable Development Goals on climate change and oceans.
That’s why we’re urging the IMO to establish a stronger governance framework and engage transparently with external stakeholders.
To learn more about our work on climate change and corruption, check out our Climate Governance Integrity Programme.
News from Transparency International
TI Hungary has released a Black Book that deals with the history of corruption in the country between 2010 and 2018. The book gives a detailed analysis of Hungary’s anticorruption performance, major cases of domestic corruption, and the use of EU funds and corruption risks in public procurement.
New on Voices for Transparency
The intersection of corruption and climate change in water scarcity issues: why we need journalists to report on it
How do societies get themselves into the critical situation of water scarcity? Climate change is undoubtedly a central thread, given its effects on the water cycle. But another less widely discussed thread is that of corruption. A workshop hosted by Transparency International and the Water Integrity Network (WIN) aimed to address just that.
How can we bring more people on board to do something about corruption? Or, put differently, how can we incentivise their engagement? Mahmoud Farag puts together a range of ideas to help get more people engaged — and sustain that engagement — in the fight against corruption. This time he focuses on social incentives.
Source: Transparency International
TI Hungary has released a Black Book that deals with the history of corruption in the country between 2010 and 2018.