Corruption and the environment

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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recently released the first edition of its Anti-Corruption and Integrity Outlook, and the report provides an interesting glimpse into the anti-corruption and integrity frameworks for the 38 OECD member countries in a variety of areas, including anti-corruption, lobbying, conflicts of interest, political finance, and transparency of public information.[1]

One chapter, “Green transition,” addresses certain integrity issues that affect the environment. In particular, OECD reports that the scale and pace of the green transition has stressed the public integrity systems of OECD countries. The report calls out “evidence of lobbying and other influence practices aimed at blocking progress on climate change policies.” Several specific examples are provided.

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