Workshop on Corruption and Anti-Corruption Strategies in Climate Financing

German Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Governance Thematic Group in collaboration with the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Center, and in partnership with the Government of the Philippines' Office of the Ombudsman, organized an event on corruption and climate aid titled Workshop on Corruption Risks and Anti-Corruption Strategies in Climate Aid – Good Governance towards Integrity, Transparency and Accountability in Achieving Objectives of Climate Mitigation and Adaptation at the ADB HQ on 25–27 May 2015 to discuss how corruption and non-transparency can be most effectively addressed including how anti-corruption efforts can be integrated into measures of good governance in the fight against climate change to ensure transparent, efficient and accountable use of climate finance for effective projects and tangible results. 

The event (i) developed a common and general understanding of climate financial flows; (ii) developed a common understanding of corruption risks, causes, and consequences in climate financial flows and uses, with reference to natural resource management; (iii) examined existing and potential anti-corruption strategies to mitigate corruption risks in climate financing and in natural resource management; and (iv) formulated concrete recommendations for how to mitigate corruption risks in the flows of climate financing to, and within, the Philippines.