Mongabay: CIPÓ comments on the relationship between environmental offenders and the funding of MT state candidates

On the 15th of September, CIPÓ Programme Director Maiara Folly was interviewed for the article: In Brazil’s Mato Grosso state, deforesters foot the bill for political campaigns, by the Mongabay portal.

Folly commented that Folly CIPÓ’s findings about the 2018 candidates bankrolled by environmental violators show that “it is very important to increase transparency and further investigate the parliamentary performance in the socioenvironmental area of elected candidates who received funding from environmental violators.”

“It is necessary that society demands not only that candidates stand in favor of and present measures to curb environmental crimes, but also to exert pressure for transparency about the socioenvironmental background of candidates for public office and their respective financial backers,” Folly said.

The article also addresses other findings contained in the strategic report “Money, power and laws: campaign financing for environmental offenders in the Legal Amazon and legislative proposals in the National Congress”, by CIPÓ in partnership with the data intelligence studio Lagom Data.

Plataforma CIPÓ
Plataforma CIPÓ
Plataforma CIPÓ is an independent, women-led policy institute focusing on climate, governance, and peacebuilding in Latin America and the Caribbean and, more generally, the Global South.



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