Environmental corruption as a roadblock to reaching the SDGs – a virtual #CoSP9 side event

17 December 2021  02:00 - 03:00

Virtual Event | Organised by Basel Institute on Governance | Held in in English
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Addressing and fighting corruption
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Environmental crime is lucrative, with its profits easily realised via financial crime and corruption. What is being done to trace illicit financial flows that facilitate environmental crime? And what about the illegally obtained profits derived from it?

The Basel Institute’s Green Corruption team is organising a special event at the 9th Conference of the States Parties (CoSP) to the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) to discuss this crucial barrier to attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Panelists from government and civil society will explore current efforts and remaining gaps in following the money to attack environmental crime. The discussion covers perspectives from national law enforcement and from conservation.


  • Gretta Fenner, Managing Director of the Basel Institute on Governance, will moderate the discussion between four panellists from different parts of the world:
  • Elizabeth Hart, Chief of Party, Targeting Natural Resource Corruption project, WWF USA
  • Laode Syarif, Executive Director, Kemitraan and Former Commissioner, Corruption Eradication Commission of the Republic of Indonesia
  • Juhani Grossmann, Team Leader, Green Corruption programme, Basel Institute on Governance
  • Steven Kayuni, Director of Public Prosecutions, Malawi