Water, Corruption and Climate Change


Despite major international consensus on the serious consequences of climate change, it is still an arena where the risks and benefits of action are uncertain and where the discourse is influenced by politics as well as by science. Not every extreme event can be attributed to climate change, while environmental degradation may result from human mismanagement, as well as long-term climatic changes. Climate change can therefore be at the same time a real and potent threat and a convenient excuse for failing to address the efficient and sustainable use of natural resources, including water. The integrity of the global discourse on climate change, as well as the need for transparency and accountability in the flow and use of money are paramount. It is critical to consider how new challenges brought about by the climate change agenda will affect corruption in the water sector. […]