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US Launch of the Transparency International’s Global Corruption Report on Climate Change

Transparency International and the World Resource Institute are holding the US launch of Transparency International’s “Global Corruption Report: Climate Change”, on Thursday November 3, 2011, at the World Resource Institute’s office in Washington, DC (10 G Street NE, 8th Floor).

The Global Corruption Report (GCR) on Climate Change brings together some of the world’s foremost experts and leaders from academia, business, government and civil society in discussing governance, transparency and corruption challenges facing policy makers who are working on the collective response to climate change. The 2011 GCR is the first publication to address comprehensively the corruption dimension of climate change.

According to the report, the 20 countries expected to be most affected by climate change sit at the bottom of Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI). These are the same countries in which the international community will spend a significant portion of the US$100 billion per year it has committed to mitigate climate change and increase preparedness and adaptation.

The report also addresses issues of great interest to US policy-makers and public opinion, including the politics of climate change and accountability of funding institutions, the role of the private sector, the influence of lobbying on climate policy, and the integrity and transparency of carbon markets.

When

Thursday, November 3, 2011

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET

Venue

The World Resource Institute

10 G Street NE, 8th Floor

Washington, DC

Speakers

Jacob Werksman, World Resources Institute

Paul Blumenthal, Huffington Post

Lisa Ann Elges, Transparency International

Taryn Fransen, World Resources Institute

Note
Transparency International’s annual Global Corruption Reports address issues of corruption in specific sectors. Past GCRs have looked into corruption in the judiciary, the water sector and the private sector. Next year’s report will focus on corruption and education.


For any press enquiries please contact

Washington
Francesco De Simone
T: +1 202-589-1616
E: fdesimone@transparency-usa.org

Berlin
Sophie Brown
T: +49-30-34-38-20-19
E: sbrown@transparency.org