Climate Change and Corruption transcript

Fiona Harvey, Festus Mogae, Daphne Wysham, Paul Watchman, Hartwig Schafer, David Nussbaum, Jacob Werksman, Farzana Nawaz, 13th IACC, Plenary transcript, Climate Change

Climate change and the threat it poses to sustainable economic growth increasingly dominates and challenges the international policy agenda. Climate change goes beyond the ‘mere' issue of Greenhouse gas emissions and their negative effect on the environment, however, as it links major issues of development such as financing for aid and technical assistance, sustainable national development strategies and energy policies, public financial management and the delivery of basic public services, especially to the poor. Tackling the role of corruption in many of the above areas is crucial to better development outcomes, and, as a result, climate change will be an area of key concern for anti-corruption stakeholders in years to come.

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