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Climate Change, Transparency & Accountability: Launch and Discussion of the "2011 Global Corruption Report"

        <p align="left"><a href="http://www.transparency.org/publications/gcr/gcr_climate_change2"><img src="https://community.wri.org/NetCommunity/view.image?Id=1500" vspace="3" hspace="3" align="right" width="167" height="246"></a>Successful responses to the challenge of preventing the worst impacts of climate change depend upon transparency and accountability in multiple ways. The kinds of social and economic transformations necessary to promote &#8220;low carbon development&#8221; will challenge vested interests, unleash new flows of finance, and test the integrity of people in power in both public and private sectors.</p>
        <p align="left">Please join <a href="http://www.transparency.org">Transparency International</a> and the World Resources Institute for a panel discussion on how efforts to promote climate policy in the U.S. and around the world have managed these challenges, and about new initiatives to promote transparency and accountability around climate data and national-level commitments. Building from the <em><a href="http://www.transparency.org/publications/gcr/gcr_climate_change2">Global Corruption Report: Climate Change</a></em>, speakers will address the questions of transparency and accountability of climate information and decision-making, with a focus on the U.S. Key questions to consider: </p>
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            <div align="left">How does lobbying influence the climate policy debate in the U.S.?</div>
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            <div align="left">How can civil society contribute to advancing the debate on lobbying in U.S. climate policy?</div>
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            <div align="left">What do GHG reduction pledges assume about policy implementation, and how can civil society keep countries on track? </div>
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(Light reception to follow)

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The event will be webcast live, below, and at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/global-corruption-report

Twitter hashtag: #gcr11 (general topic hashtag: #climate)


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        <p align="left"><strong>About the Report</strong></p>
        <p align="left">The global response to climate change will demand unprecedented international cooperation, deep economic transformation and resource transfers at a significant scale. Corruption threatens to jeopardize these efforts.</p>
        <p align="left">Transparency International&#8217;s <em>Global Corruption Report: Climate Change</em> is the first publication to comprehensively explore major climate-related corruption risks. The book provides essential analysis to help policy-makers, practitioners and other stakeholders understand risks and develop effective responses at a critical moment when the main architecture for climate governance is being developed. </p>
        <p align="left">More than 50 leading experts and practitioners contribute, covering four key areas:</p>
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            <div align="left"><em>Governance:</em> Investigating major governance challenges towards tackling climate change</div></li>
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            <div align="left"><em>Mitigation:</em> Reducing greenhouse gas emissions with transparency and accountability.</div>
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            <div align="left"><em>Adapting to climate change:</em> Identifying corruption risks in climate-proofing evelopment, financing and implementation of adaptation strategies.</div>
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            <div align="left"><em>Forestry governance</em>: Responding to the corruption challenges plaguing the forestry sector, and integrating integrity into international strategies to halt deforestation and promote reforestation. </div>
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