Crimes that Affect the Environment and Climate Change
November 10, 2022
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The report Crimes that Affect the Environment and Climate Change explores the relationship between environmental crime, biodiversity loss, and climate change. Co-authored by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime and WWF, the report explores illegal activity in marine and forest ecosystems and trafficking in waste to understand their impact on the environment.
The legal and judicial systems offer potential solutions to these problems that are under-utilized. The report offers potential paths forward for legal and judicial reform that emphasize the importance of measuring generational harm when calculating the impact of climate change on human well-being.