Weekly news – 6 July 2018

Publikováno: 6. července 2018

This week, our advocacy efforts put corruption and climate change in the international spotlight.

A report released on Monday highlights several flaws within the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the UN’s leading shipping agency, that could jeopardise climate goals. Private influence and poor transparency and accountability policies put the IMO at risk of severely under-delivering on its targets.

Another recent report on the UN’s Green Climate Fund (GCF), which gives billions of dollars to projects that fight climate change, highlights the potential dangers of misappropriated funds. If spending is not closely guided or monitored, money could easily go into offshore bank accounts rather than into critical projects, like cyclone shelters or flood barriers.

While climate corruption pitfalls are numerous, pressure from governments, civil society organisations and individuals helps raise awareness of the issue and persuades climate organisations to prioritise specific actions to improve transparency and fight corruption.

News from Transparency International

Increasing accountability and safeguarding billions in climate finance

Following the Paris Agreement, governments from around the world committed to spending US$100 billion annually by 2020 to help developing countries reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and protect themselves against the devastating effects of climate change – but we are worried that the billions could be misspent and lost to corruption.

Parliament vote to dismiss Montenegro anti-corruption leader is highly politicized

Transparency International condemns yesterday’s decision of the Parliament of Montenegro to dismiss Vanja Ćalović Marković, executive director of MANS, our Montenegrin chapter, from the Council of the Agency for the Prevention of Corruption, even though the national court has not reached its verdict on her case. This decision suggests retribution against Ćalović Marković for her uncompromising fight against corruption.

New report shows poor policies at UN shipping agency put climate goals at risk

Transparency International has released a new report that highlights several transparency and accountability flaws that could hinder the IMO’s ability to deliver on its own climate goals in reducing carbon emissions.

Anti-Corruption Award 2018

Nominations for the Anti-Corruption Award 2018 are OPEN until 15 July 2018! Our Anti-Corruption Award recognises the courage and determination of the many individuals and organisations fighting corruption around the world.

Winners will be announced at the #18IACC this October in Copenhagen, Denmark. Nominate someone today!

The Fair Play competition is open!

Fair Play is a global competition for original songs by young bands (ages between 18 to 35). Bands are invited to submit their anti-corruption music videos online until 1 August 2018. They must be related to the theme of corruption.

Two bands will be selected to perform in Copenhagen, Denmark at the Fair Play live concert that will take place on 23 October 2018 at the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC)!

 

Source: Transparency International

While climate corruption pitfalls are numerous, pressure from governments, civil society organisations and individuals helps raise awareness of the issue and persuades climate organisations to prioritise specific actions to improve transparency and fight corruption.