Environmental crime is a threat to sustainable development, particularly to the environment, security and the global economy.
The report is the most comprehensive scientific analysis to date on illegal logging and available response options. More than 40 renowned scientists from around the world collaborated on the study, which has been coordinated by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) on behalf of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF). In the report scientists call for policy measures that fully address all dimensions of illegal logging in order to provide for a sustained future of forests.
It was launched on 3 December 2016 at the UN Biodiversity Conference High-Level Segment (CBD COP13) in Cancun, Mexico.