Resource Curse


A Hidden Cost of Corruption: Environmental Devastation

JUNE 16, 2017 

Honduras offers an example of how corruption helps fuel environmental devastation.

I have spent a decade living through and researching how corruption has helped fuel some of the world’s most significant security crises — from the expansion of violent extremism to revolutions and their bloody aftermaths. Last year, I began wondering whether similar links exist between corruption and another grave threat: environmental devastation. It didn’t take long to find them.