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 “low carbon development” will challenge vested interests, unleash new flows of finance, and test the integrity of people in power in both public and private sectors.

Please join Transparency International 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 Global Corruption Report: Climate Change, 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:

  • How does lobbying influence the climate policy debate in the U.S.?
  • How can civil society contribute to advancing the debate on lobbying in U.S. climate policy?
  • What do GHG reduction pledges assume about policy implementation, and how can civil society keep countries on track?


  • Jacob Werksman, World Resources Institute
  • Paul Blumenthal, Huffington Post
  • Lisa Ann Elges, Transparency International
  • Taryn Fransen, World Resources Institute

(Light reception to follow)

About the Report

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.

Transparency International’s Global Corruption Report: Climate Change 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.

More than 50 leading experts and practitioners contribute, covering four key areas:

  • Governance: Investigating major governance challenges towards tackling climate change
  • Mitigation: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions with transparency and accountability.
  • Adapting to climate change: Identifying corruption risks in climate-proofing evelopment, financing and implementation of adaptation strategies.
  • Forestry governance: Responding to the corruption challenges plaguing the forestry sector, and integrating integrity into international strategies to halt deforestation and promote reforestation.