"Green" anti-corruption practitioners need a safe space to exchange ideas and experiences – both good and bad. Many individual practitioners show tremendous commitment, but close collaboration and peer learning will give them greater strength to stand up to sophisticated global networks of environmental criminals.
Juhani Grossmann, Head, Green Corruption programme, Basel Institute on Governance
Environmental corruption is a systemic problem that costs trillions of dollars, affects the lives and livelihoods of billions of people, and threatens the future of our planet. With more than 500 members, this network is bridging the conservation and anti-corruption communities to enhance practice and scale solutions.
Elizabeth Hart, Senior Director and Chief of Party, WWF – Targeting Natural Resource Corruption project
For TRAFFIC, fighting illegal wild species trade also means exploring how corruption undermines any conservation efforts. The Practitioners Forum gives us the opportunity to find allies who share this vision as well as to learn about new tools and best practices in incorporating counter-corruption activities into our environmental work.
Gabriel Šípoš, Anti-corruption Coordinator, TRAFFIC
Environmental corruption threatens to dismantle and reverse efforts to address our planet's most pressing challenge. Convinced that multi-stakeholder and multi-pronged solutions are critical to countering such corruption, this diverse network is an important step in that direction.
Anoukh de Soysa, Climate Governance Specialist, Transparency International
If we want to win the fight against the climate crisis and protect our planet, we have to get environmental corruption under control. For years, I have been dreaming of such a platform to bring together the two key communities that we need to see working hand in hand: environmental and governance practitioners! I am looking forward to fruitful collaborations!
Brice Böhmer, Climate & Environment Lead, Transparency International