Episode 22: Organised Environmental Crime: Dissecting the FATF Approach

In June 2020, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) urged countries to increase the use of financial investigations into illegal wildlife trade cases.

A year on, in July 2021, it published a further analysis on mineral, waste and timber trafficking. In advance of the FATF’s upcoming October plenary, Tom Keatinge and Alexandria Reid take a deep dive into the thornier aspects of the FATF’s current approach to environmental crime.

Financial Crime Insights Podcast Series

Financial Crime Insights is a collection of discussions from past CFCS webinars and events with top financial crime thinkers, as well as behind-the-scenes research interviews with the CFCS team. The topics they discuss remain timely and our aim is to bring these insights from the computer screen to our listeners who are on the go.


Alexandria Reid

Associate Fellow; Senior Global Policy Adviser at Global Witness

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Tom Keatinge

Director, CFCS

Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies

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