02 May '11, 8am

News [Reuters]: Corruption Must Be Cut To Protect Climate: Report

Corruption Must Be Cut To Protect Climate: Report Date: 02-May-11 Country: UK Author: Nina Chestney Mechanisms to fight climate change need to be strengthened and made more transparent to reduce increasing risks of corruption, Transparency International (TI) said. The watchdog group released a report on Saturday, entitled "Global Corruption: Climate Change," and based on contributions from more than 50 experts. It found that stronger oversight is needed in the countries most affected by climate change, which will ultimately make policies more effective. On the Berlin-based group's ranking of nations according to corruption risk, where 0 is extremely corrupt and 10 is "very clean," none of the 20 countries most affected by climate change, mainly in Africa and South Asia, scored higher than 3.5. It found Afghanistan was most at risk of corruption with a score of 1.4, while T...

Full article: http://planetark.org/enviro-news/item/61873

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