Welcome to the Center for Climate Crime Analysis
The judicial branch of government and law enforcement are a critical, but often overlooked, component of the global response to the climate crisis. In democratic societies, judicial proceedings - unlike political and legislative processes - are independent and impartial. The decision-making of judges and prosecutors is free from the pressures of short term political gain or special interests' lobbies, and focusses on justice and the rule of law. At the same time, judgments are legally binding and must be enforced. This allows judges to address long-term challenges, such as climate change, whose most severe impacts will only be felt by the next generations.
The Center for Climate Crime Analysis (CCCA) is a non-profit organization of prosecutors and law enforcement professionals designed to support and scale up judicial climate action worldwide at the national and international level. CCCA is unique, both in its mandate and methodology.
CCCA pursues an innovative approach, namely the Law Enforcement Support Model: It uses its law enforcement expertise to advise, support and coordinate other organizations, and private citizens in their efforts to generate, preserve and collect information concerning illegal activities relevant to climate change. CCCA ensures that information collected by others is relevant, as complete as possible, and admissible and probative in legal proceedings. It also helps preserve relevant information that would otherwise be lost. In collecting information, CCCA heavily relies on the scientific and technological expertise of its partners.
CCCA then conducts legal and forensic analysis of information and shares concrete case files with the competent national authorities to support law enforcement action. It also shares information with advocacy groups or private corporations and institutional investors to achieve greater accountability and strengthen responsible business practices. This way, law enforcement authorities, advocacy groups and private businesses benefit from high quality information and analysis that would otherwise be unavailable to them or that would only be available at a substantial financial cost.
CCCA does not replicate the work of other organizations, but it is the link between existing investigative NGOs or scientific organizations and law enforcement authorities, advocacy NGOs and private corporations.
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