Evidence on Demand was requested by DFID to carry out a climate and environmental assessment as part of the business case for ‘Support to Tackling International Corruption in the UK through Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Bribery Enforcement’ (aka ‘Enhancing International Action against Corruption’, EIAAC). This proposes that DFID will extend support to the Proceeds of Corruption Unit of the Metropolitan Police Service, the Crown Prosecution Service Asset Recovery Unit, the Overseas Anti-Corruption Unit of the City of London Police, and the Intelligence Cell on International Corruption in the Serious Organised Crime Agency. The additional contribution would enable the work of these institutions to continue smoothly until the new National Crime Agency is established and the longer-term role of all the units concerned is clarified. The intervention is intended to strengthen the capacity of UK policing institutions in taking action against a number of strategic factors (money laundering, corruption, etc.) that weaken developing countries in the areas of good governance and sustainable development while also aggravating environmental damage and drivers of climate change. The consultant carried out a Climate and Environmental Assessment (CEA) of this Business Case which involved defining the climate and environmental context; applying a Climate and Environmental Sensitivity Analysis (to identify climate and environmental impacts and opportunities); assigning a final risk categorisation; and preparing the climate and environment assurance note.
This report has been produced by Creatura Limited for Evidence on Demand with the assistance of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) contracted through the Climate, Environment, Infrastructure and Livelihoods Professional Evidence and Applied Knowledge Services (CEIL PEAKS) programme, jointly managed by DAI (which incorporates HTSPE Limited) and IMC Worldwide Limited.
Caldecott, J. CEA: Tackling international corruption in the UK through anti-money laundering and anti-bribery enforcement (aka Enhancing International Action against Corruption, EIAAC). Evidence on Demand, UK (2014) ii + 11 pp. [DOI: 10.12774/eod_cr.march2014.caldecottj]