The environmental crime of illegal logging creates a layered web of exploitation. Natural resources, protected lands, and threatened species of plants and trees are exploited as well as trafficked labour. Criminal networks often force indigenous populations into slavery and other non-indigenous victims are trafficked to illegally harvest timber. Illegal logging represents 10-30% of the wood trade globally and can rise in significant tropical timber-producing countries to 50-90% as cited in a 2016 Thomson Reuters paper. According to a 2017 report from Global Financial Integrity, illegal logging is the most lucrative crime pertaining to natural resources and constitutes US $52 – $157 billion in profits. Organized crime groups as well as terrorist networks are reaping in these profits with illegal logging creating lower risk but yet very high return.
This webinar will address the following discussion questions: how is illegal logging a catalyst for human trafficking as well as other criminal activities? How does illegal logging create risks for not only those most vulnerable to human trafficking but to business and international financial institutions? How can the private sector, working with governments and civil society, combat human trafficking within this illicit industry?
Calendar Add to Calendar Add to Timely Calendar Add to Google Add to Outlook Add to Apple Calendar Add to other calendar Export to XML When: February 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm 2018-02-22T16:00:00+01:00 2018-02-22T18:00:00+01:00 By Channing May...
Calendar Add to Calendar Add to Timely Calendar Add to Google Add to Outlook Add to Apple Calendar Add to other calendar Export to XML When: February 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm 2018-02-22T16:00:00+01:00 2018-02-22T18:00:00+01:00 By Brian Huerbsch...
Human trafficking is used to exploit vulnerable populations all over the world in different ways. Churches and faith-based groups have responded to these various forms of exploitation by working with fellow stakeholders in aspects of prevention, pro...Read More
Do you know of any initiatives and/or organisations working with the private sector on human trafficking issues?
The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC) and the Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking (GBC...Read More
This documentary talks about the ten countries with the most people in modern slavery (victims of human trafficking), based on data and findings of the Global Slavery Index 2016.
Video researched, written, narrated, and directed by Bryce Plank.
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The Stop Slavery Award was launched by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, as an action resulting from the 2015 Trust Conference.
The initiative recognises companies that have taken concrete...Read More