MyGovt Reform Tracker

Environmental Governance

A healthy environment is fundamental to social and economic wellbeing, and a key driver for sustainable development. Corruption is a threat to the environment as it enables illegal activities in areas such as the dumping and transport of hazardous waste, logging and timber trade, wildlife trade, unregulated fishing and the trade in ozone depleting substances, through corruption risks that exist in licensing systems and import/export border controls.

Environmental governance relies on good governance, participatory decision-making processes, effective and accountable institutions, transparent policies, and well enforced laws and standards. As such, combating climate change and environmental degradation means combating corruption.