[In the news] EDITORIAL – Climate change and corruption | The Philippine Star News Opinion

EDITORIAL – Climate change and corruption | The Philippine Star News Opinion.

Philstar.com

Here’s another reason to intensify efforts to fight corruption: the scourge that has derailed almost every major infrastructure project in this country and held back development efforts is also detrimental to climate change mitigation and adaptation measures, according to Transparency International.

In a report released last week, the global watchdog against corruption listed the Philippines among several countries most vulnerable to climate change, particularly its visible effects — drought, typhoons, rising sea levels and flooding. At the same time, the Philippines rated poorly in Transparency’s latest Corruption Perceptions Index, garnering a dismal score of 2.4 in terms of corruption risk on a scale of 0 to 10, with zero being the worst. Government effectiveness, meanwhile, was rated a middling 55.0.

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