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Transnational environmental crime threatens sustainable development

Transnational environmental crime has become the largest financial driver of social conflict, with severe implications for peace and security. Sustainable-development frameworks need to overtly recognize and mitigate the risks posed by transnational environmental crime to environmental security.

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The development of this Comment arose from discussions held during the Biosecurity Symposium hosted by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research in Toronto, January 2019. The views expressed in this Comment are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of their professional or personal affiliations.

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Gore, M.L., Braszak, P., Brown, J. et al. Transnational environmental crime threatens sustainable development. Nat Sustain 2, 784–786 (2019).

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