In a new report by Transparency International, Global Corruption Report: Climate Change, RRI Secretariat staff members Jeffrey Hatcher and Luke Bailey contribute to the report's analysis of climate-related corruption risks. Their article (chapter 6.2) focuses on the development of links between governance and forest management as a result of REDD+ preparations.
As stated in the report's introduction:
The global response to climate change will demand unprecedented international cooperation, deep economic transformation and resource transfers at a significant scale. Corruption threatens to jeopardize these efforts. Transparency International’s Global Corruption Report: Climate Change is the first publication to comprehensively explore major climate-related corruption risks. The book provides essential analysis to help policy-makers, practitioners and other stakeholders understand risks and develop effective responses at a critical moment when the main architecture for climate governance is being developed. More than 50 leading experts and practitioners contribute, covering four key areas:
Governance: Investigating major governance challenges towards tackling climate change.
Mitigation: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions with transparency and accountability.
Adapting to climate change: Identifying corruption risks in climate-proofing development, financing and implementation of adaptation strategies.
Forestry governance: Responding to the corruption challenges plaguing the forestry sector, and integrating integrity into international strategies to halt deforestation and promote reforestation.