Archive for December 9th, 2020

09/12/2020

‘Despite a Dip in 2020 Carbon Dioxide Emissions Caused by COVID-19 Pandemic, the World Is Still Heading for a Temperature Rise in Excess of 3°C this Century’ – Emissions Gap Report

Green pandemic recovery essential to close climate action gap – UN report

Nairobi, 9 December 2020 (UNEP)*A green pandemic recovery could cut up to 25 per cent off predicted 2030 greenhouse gas emissions and bring the world closer to meeting the 2°C goal of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, a new UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report finds.

09/12/2020

International Anti-Corruption Day 2020: ‘Recover with Integrity to Build Forward Better’

Human Wrongs Watch

‘Every Year, Businesses and Individuals Pay an Estimated US$1.5 Trillion in Bribes’

In Ukraine, youth work on anti-corruption. We are promoting collective action against corruption through multi-stakeholder engagement with governments, businesses and civil society and empowering communities, with a focus on women and youth to strengthen social accountability. Photo: UNDP Ukraine

This International Anti-Corruption Day is an opportunity for us to recommit to collective action in preventing and addressing corruption, as we reflect on the devastating consequences of COVID-19 on governance institutions, the economy, and society.

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09/12/2020

Foreign Bribery Rages Across The Globe

Human Wrongs Watch

By Transparency International*

Largest exporters are the worst enforcers against foreign bribery

Illustration: Andrea Settimo © Transparency International

Foreign bribery has huge costs and consequences for countries across the globe – and those costs have become more severe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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09/12/2020

‘We Cannot Allow Corruption to Infest COVID-19 Recovery’ – UN Chief

Human Wrongs Watch

9 December 2020 (UN News)*Not only has the coronavirus crisis unleashed immense social and economic suffering, it has created opportunities for corruption to thrive, the UN Secretary-General has said, underscoring that measures to prevent and fight such unscrupulous activities must be included in recovery from the pandemic as well as in the development and rollout of COVID-19 vaccines.

World Bank/Philip Schuler | A billboard in Namibia, which calls on everyone to neither offer nor accept bribes.
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