Category : Climate Change

Greenpeace head: Southeast Asia needs more climate leadership

by Ayee Macaraig IACC Young Journalist

“For Southeast Asia’s political leadership, they have to pull up their socks if they do not want to be dismissed when they get to Paris.”

The head of Greenpeace International Kumi Naidoo urged governments of disaster-prone Southeast Asia to show bolder leadership in cutting greenhouse gas emissions and setting energy policy ahead of crucial Paris climate talks in December.


Categories: 16th IACC, Climate Change, Corruption, IACC Young Journalist

Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace, on the Global Climate Fund and corruption

Video by: Andrew Ochieng, Ayee Macaraig and Anna Therese Day

The world cannot allow corruption to taint the Global Climate Fund, says Greenpeace Executive Director Kumi Naidoo. Kumi says that while developed nations have an obligation to pay up for their contributions to global pollution, that money channeled to developing nations should be used for the right reasons and not a cent lost to corrupt public officials.

Categories: 16th IACC, Climate Change, Corruption, IACC Young Journalist

More Transparency Talk within the Environmental Debate

The panel on post-Rio+20 challenges highlighted the reasons why environmental degradation should be seeing as a sign of corruption.

As the negotiations in Doha, Qatar, unfold during the 18th UN Conference on Climate Change many of the issues that were discussed at the recent 15IACC have came to my mind. It was
a month ago that I had the pleasure to moderate the panel about sustainable development and transparency at the meeting in Brasilia.

At that opportunity, some of the panelists expressed optimism on multilateral efforts among countries to address urgent planetary problems. Others, nonetheless, have pointed that we are running late to save humanity, and corruption is part of the fail.

The participants were the ministry of Environment of Brazil, Izabella Teixeira, the acting president of the World Resources Institute (WRI), Manish Bapna, the director of World Vision International, Beris Gwyne, and the executive director of Greenpeace, Kumi Naido. The secretary of UNEP, Achim Steiner, has sent a video message.


Categories: Climate Change, Corruption, Journalism, Millennium Development Goals, Natural Resources and Energy Markets

A Country Without Corruption?


Have you ever wondered if it is possible that a country could exist without impunity? With people who are not willing to be corrupted? We know that corruption is like an evil tattoo on the globe’s skin, but perhaps in a “distant nation” that could live without bribes, no crooked acts would be able to “bite”.

To my knowledge, this nation today exists only in our imagination. However, there are thousands of people around the world who struggle to build a culture of accountability and anticorruption in their countries, and many of them were gathered at the 15th Conference of Anti-Corruption in Brasilia this month. From that conference, here are the most important points of the final declaration of the event, with related comments from Eduardo Bohorquez, director of the Mexico chapter of Transparency International Mexico, and some other experts (continued below photo).


Categories: Climate Change, Corruption, Human RIghts, IACC Young Journalist, Journalism

Interview: Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director Greenpeace International

Greenpeace Executive Director Kumi Naidoo arrived yesterday to the 15th International Anti-corruption Conference. After discussing what we should commit to Post RIO+20, the South African human rights activist gave us a three minute interview about Greenpeace’s work on anti-corruption, their latest international campaigns, and what he really expects from COP18 in Doha, Qatar.

Produced by Andrea Arzaba

Categories: Climate Change, Corruption, IACC Young Journalist, Journalism, Natural Resources and Energy Markets

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