Resources & Climate

International Environmental Crime

Featuring keynote remarks from
Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE). 
Panel discussion to follow featuring defense, security and private sector perspective.
Moderated by Johan Bergenas, Deputy Director of the Managing Across Boundaries Initiative, Stimson Center

About the Event
Environmental crime is skyrocketing globally with serious consequences that go far beyond conservation. The United Nations reports that poaching of endangered species, wildlife trafficking, black market fishing, illegal logging, and a wide range of other environmental crimes is upward a $200 billion annual industry. It is also an often overlooked U.S. national and global security challenge with serious consequences as these illicit activities finance both transnational organized crime and terrorism. 

In response, the United States, multilateral organizations, the private sector, and nongovernmental organizations have recently advanced their efforts to find solutions to international environmental crime.


Watch the event below or here.

WHAT: An engaging discussion on an emerging geostrategic challenge requiring bipartisan, whole-of-government and private sector solutions.

FOLLOW: @StimsonCenter@StimsonMAB, and Johan Bergenas for event news. Use #StimsonToday to join the conversation.


Introductory Remarks:
Ellen Laipson, President & CEO, Stimson
Monica Medina, Senior Director, International Ocean Policy, National Geographic Society

Keynote address:
Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE)

Moderated by:
Johan Bergenas, Deputy Director, Managing Across Boundaries Initiative, Stimson Center

Luis E. Arreaga, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Department of State
Zachary Romanow, Philanthropy Engineer, Palantir Technologies
Madhuri Kommareddi, Director, Job One, Clinton Foundation
James Alverson, Director for Global Threats, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy), Department of Defense

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