Tag Archives | Climate Governance

Climate change: rising waters, rising corruption?

By Alice Harrison, Communications Coordinator for TI’s Climate Governance Programme. Downtown Santo Domingo. Scooters dart daringly between towering SUVs. Huddled crowds spill from the windows and doors of battered minibuses, overtaking bicycles saddled with bulging mangoes. Faded umbrellas shield women from the glaring afternoon sun, while uniformed men stoop attentively over the young boys shining […]

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Corruption, Climate Change & the Maldives

By Maurie Hassan from Transparency Maldives. On Sunday, June 26th, the national launch of Transparency International’s Global Corruption Report: Climate Change, took place in Male’, Maldives. Many state dignitaries, the media, and major local environmental NGOs, attended the event, organized by Transparency Maldives. The function served as a starting point in the Maldives, for a […]

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Climate change and corruption in Bangladesh

By Rezwan-ul-Alam, Director Outreach & Communication, Transparency International Bangladesh. A month ago, Transparency International’s ‘Global Corruption Report Climate Change’ was released in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Since then, Transparency International Bangladesh has been working at both local and international level to keep up the pressure. It was fitting to launch the report from Bangladesh as the country […]

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Who is talking at climate talks?

Lisa Elges, Climate Governance Programme Manager at Transparency International, reports from the Bonn climate talks on strengthening civil society participation in climate governance. In March 2011 an investigative journalist in Bangladesh discovered that US $34,000 earmarked for re-forestation projects had been handed to an organisation that trains people to repair computers. This was one of […]

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Emissions trading and bribery investigations in Slovakia

Last month Transparency International warned that 28 OECD countries were not doing enough to investigate and prosecute alleged company bribery of foreign government officials. Emilia Sičáková-Beblavá from Transparency International Slovakia writes about one of these cases in the report, which shows how the wide impact of bribery includes efforts to tackle climate change. This year […]

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Maldives interview: Transparency in climate politics

Last month, Transparency International’s Global Corruption Report tackled the issue of climate change. At TI’s International Anti-Corruption Conference in Bangkok last November, TI talked about the importance of climate governance to Iruthisham Adam, Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations Offices at Geneva and WTO   TI: What challenges do you see in reaching […]

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Hungary: Minimizing Wasted Energies

One of the articles in TI’s Global Corruption Report: Climate Change focused on lacking transparency in Hungarian policies on carbon trading. In this post, Ada Amon, director of Hungarian climate policy think tank ENERGIAKLUB reacts to that article and discusses heavily lobbied sectors can be made more accountable. Good governance is a common good, and […]

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Corruption blocks solar Sahara project

This post, by Nadejda Komendantova, Anthony Patt and Stefan Pfenninger of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, develops an article published in TI’s recently published climate change corruption report, which was written before the Arab Spring. Renewable energy sources in North Africa could contribute significantly to our energy needs, but as recent events in […]

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Far from the cutting edge: Public participation in the UN climate change talks

Gareth Sweeney, chief editor of TI’s Global Corruption Report, talks about what to expect from the upcoming climate talks in Bonn and where the discussion needs to go The Global Corruption Report: Climate Change positions access to information and direct public participation in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) processes as essential elements […]

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Podcast: Is cap-and-trade working?

Eva Filzmoser coordinates CDM Watch, which monitors the work of the CDM and serves as an independent advocate for its reform. She talked to TI about the challenges governance and corruption pose to the CDM and how NGOs are calling for more accountability. [zanmantou type=”audio” file=”http://blog.transparency.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/CDMWatch_PodcastMarch20111.mp3″ title=”CDMWatch_PodcastMarch2011″]

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