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The 14th International Anti-Corruption Conference
Restoring Trust: Global Action for Transparency
Follow the Money to Curb Forest Crime
Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand
Thursday, 11 November 2010, 8.00 – 11.00
Organised by CIFOR and Transparency International
Moderator: Dr D. Andrew Wardell
Speakers: Peter Larmour, Australian National University; Ahmad Dermawan, CIFOR; M. Jasin, KPK; Dato' Sri Abu Kasim, Malaysia Anti Corruption Commission-MACC; Julie Walters, Australian Institute of Criminology; Ajit Joy, UNODC; Manoj Nadkarni, Transparency International
Illegal logging and other forest crimes have reached a critical state. Not only have the operational modes become more sophisticated, but they also involve crimes outside the forestry sector, such as corruption and money laundering. Prominent examples include recent corruption cases tied to forestry businesses. Such cases mostly involve senior officials or members of Parliament who are very difficult to apprehend using forestry law. Past experience has indicated that forest agencies alone cannot effectively address issues of financial and forest crimes. The scale of the problem requires the involvement of multiple agencies and actors and the application of sectoral and extra-sectoral instruments to curb corruption and fraud. It also requires that forest finance schemes implement good governance principles.
As part of Section 2 on Fuelling Transparency and Accountability in the Natural Resources and Energy Markets, the workshop focused on corruption and money laundering in the forestry sector and ways to combat them. Topics included identification of corruption trends and loopholes in the law governing the forestry and financial sectors, the role of actors inside and outside the forestry sector, and international cooperation to tackle transnational money laundering and corruption in the forestry sector.
Integrated law enforcement efforts to combat illegal logging: Using anti-corruption and anti–money laundering instruments in the forestry sector
Sari Pan Pacific Hotel, Jakarta, Santika Hotel, Bogor
Tuesday, 29 June 2010, 8.30 – 15.30
Organized by CIFOR and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK)
Moderator: Boedi Widjarjo
Speakers: Hamzah Tadja, SH, MH, Office of the Attorney General; Kombes Pol Drs. Eddy Moestofo, Indonesian Police; Susanto Kurniawan, Jikalahari; Ade Rahardja, KPK; M. Amriya Ibrahim, M.Sc, Ministry of Forestry; Prof. Gunadi Syamsuri, PPATK; Dr Topi Santoso, CIFOR; Ahmad Santosa, Indonesian Task Force to Combat Judicial Mafia.
CIFOR, the Center for International Forestry Research, has studied integrated law enforcement as a potential way to combat forest crimes. CIFOR has organised this seminar to discuss and to analyse issues in forest law enforcement, including potential practices to overcome obstacles to arresting wrongdoers. The seminar aims to
- Identify problems regarding efforts to enforce the law and to reduce state financial losses from the forestry sector by using instruments internally and externally, such as instruments of anti-corruption and anti–money laundering;
- Discuss opportunities in enforcing the law and reducing state losses from the forestry sector; and
- Identify strategies for effective law enforcement.
Following the Proceeds of Environmental Crime: Fish, Forests and Filthy Lucre
22–24 February 2010
Organised by The Australian Attorney General's Office, the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) and the University of Wollongong
This event included a 2-day conference and a 1-day scenario workshop. More than 100 participants from countries in the Asia Pacific region and Australia, including government representatives from agencies for forestry, fishery, police, foreign affairs and attorneys general, as well as from financial institutions, financial intelligence units, the World Bank, Partnership, EU-FLEGT, CIFOR and nongovernmental organisations.
CIFOR was represented by Anna Christina Sinaga, Sofi Mardiah and Krystof Obidzinki. Anna delivered a presentation on 'Follow the Money: Integrated Law Enforcement Approach (ILEA) to combat illegal logging' and Krystof presented on 'Illegal logging in Indonesia: what do we know and what do we need to know?'
(FGD) on role of commercial banks in reducing deforestation and
Edelweiss Room, Santika Hotel, Bogor
Thursday, 19 November 2009, 09.00 – 15.00
Organized by CIFOR
Moderator: Anna Sinaga
Speakers: Bambang Setiono, Evi Alkaviati
Banks are key players in Anti Money Laundering measures. Efforts to bring banks
and other financial service providers to be active party for stopping illegal
logging and deforestation have been long and challenging. Although Bank
Indonesia has released guidance for the implementation of AML-KYC program; in
practices the implementation of the AML program between one bank and other bank
is not uniform. The banks are still having difficulty to spot redflags of
suspicious financial transactions linked to deforestation and illegal logging.
This required the banks to conduct extended due diligent (EDD) to customers in
forestry business. Therefore the procedure and practice of EDD should be
improved by the banks. Some recommendations for BI policy to improve the
Customer Due Diligence (CDD) for forest-based customer produced in this
on Integrated Law Enforcement Approach (ILEA) - building effective and efficient
approach to reduce illegal logging and deforestation
Bulungan Room, CIFOR Office, Bogor
Friday, 23 October 2009, 09.00 – 15.00
Organized By CIFOR
Moderator: Anna Sinaga
Speakers: Bambang Setiono, Dwi Hartoyo.
As a part of refining ILEA guidelines, the government agencies representatives
from the corruption eradication commission (KPK), the state Audit Board (BPK)
and the Financial Intelligence Unit (PPATK) work together in this discussion to
provide inputs for the guidelines. The discussion highlighted that forest crimes
are very complicated therefore to tackle the crimes need coordination amongst
Parallel Working Group 3: The 8th Asia Forest Partnership (AFP)
and dialogue REDD and combating illegal logging
Melia Bali Hotel, Nusa Dua, Bali
Friday, 29 May 2009, 13.30 – 16.30
Organized by CIFOR
Moderator: Elena Petkova
Speakers: Agus P. Sari (Ecosecurities Indonesia), Rodney Taylor (WWF
International), Vincent van den Berk (FLEGT-EU), Bambang Setiono (CIFOR).
In this event ILEA team attending the conference and give a
presentation in Parallel Working Groups as a panelist and presented "ILEA to
combat illegal logging". A key message of presentation is that we need more resources and capacity
building for hard forms of law enforcement to combat greed-based illegal
logging. Law enforcement in the forestry sector is still a dangerous
business and conventional approaches to law enforcement alone will not catch
the ‘big fish’ behind illegal logging operations. Prosecutions require physical evidence
and it is difficult to tie the organisers to this evidence. Truck
drivers are usually the ones caught transporting illegal logs and they
receive light sentences.
The discussions during the Dialogue made it clear that ‘thinking outside the
box’ is required to combat forest crime, including under REDD initiatives.
Participants shared information on a number of concepts and initiatives
including an integrated law enforcement approach, action that could be taken
by the financial sector and laws to combat corruption and money laundering...
13th International Anti-Corruption Conference
Athens, Greece, 30 Oct. - 2 Nov. 2008
Theme: Global Transparency: Fighting Corruption for
sustainable future The 13th IACC is designed on 4 thematic streams and up to
40 Workshops that will be grouped under the streams. The corruption on
forestry sector will be held in second thematic streams: Corruption in the
natural resources and energy sectors.
Mr Bambang Setiono, from CIFOR, is attending the conference and will give a
presentation as a panelist on Beating the ‘Resource Curse', Where Next for
Development Cooperation?" and Forest Governance and Corruption:
Preventing Illegal and Unsustainable Deforestation"...
Forum on Deforestation and Sustainable Business Opportunities
Co-organized by Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and
Date: 8 October 2008 (Wednesday)
Venue: Excelsior Hotel, Hong Kong
Forum 09:30am – 12:30pm
CIFOR and Greenpeace invite stakeholder to attend this forum. The world’s
ancient forest is being destroyed in an unprecedented rate. Deforestation is one
of the biggest global crises – it leads to loss of biodiversity, global warming
and other social and environmental problems. Scientific, legal and regulatory
developments have already shown that the risks and opportunities being faced by
many companies in connection with forest destruction, especially those in the
forestry sector, fall squarely within the category of material information. Such
information is crucial to be covered in investors’