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Environmental Corruption: Building Bridges Across Conservation and Anti-Corruption Practice to Stop Environmental Corruption from the Ground Up

This session took place during the 20th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) held in Washington, D.C. from 6-10 December 2022 and was coordinated by WWF International. For more information, visit


This workshop highlighted the devastating impact of corruption on the environment and emphasized the need to place corruption, transparency, and integrity at the center of global agendas and investments aimed at safeguarding natural resources. The connection between renewable natural resources, transnational crime, and corruption has been established by the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and other organizations, yet governments and institutions have not done enough to address this threat. Recent investments are being made to strengthen anti-corruption knowledge and capacity in the renewable natural resources space, and scaling cross-sectoral collaboration is vital. This workshop issued a call to action from leading institutions in the conservation community to work with the anti-corruption sector to safeguard the environment.


Image attribution: © / Jen Guyton / WWF; © Brian J. Skerry / National Geographic Stock / WWF; © Georgina Goodwin / Shoot The Earth / WWF-UK; © Hkun Lat / WWF-Aus