Strategic litigation is an immediately accessible remedy to enforcement and governance problems faced in the forest and land use sectors of many developing countries to hold forest criminals accountable.
Corruption, bribery, money laundering, illegal logging, and other illegal acts referred to as “forest crimes” are rampant in the forest and land-use sectors of many developing nations. The consequences are devastating: social conflict, injustice, poverty, economic stagnation and carbon emissions. Fighting forest crime is therefore imperative. However, too often local and international environmental laws fail to address the root of forest crime.
Climate Advisers has developed a survey for fact-finders and investigative NGOs to gain some initial insights into whether instances of illegal acts related to forests violate U.S. laws, beyond environmental laws. Use the button below to take the survey and to get in contact with our team.