In Their Own Words -- United Nations Environmental Program
Posted June 13, 2016
— “The sheer financial scale and sophistication of environmental crimes now require an entirely different scale of coordinated responses and international collaboration, working across ministries and jurisdictions at the national level, to international cross-UN and trans-border collaboration.”
United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and Interpol report: The Rise of Environmental Crime. The report estimates that environmental crime accounts for between $91 billion and $258 billion in illicit revenue.