Innovative four-step approach to collect and analyze information
The CCCA takes an innovative approach to collect and analyze information relevant to climate crimes, by carrying out the following four activities:
The CCCA triggers and supports investigations and prosecutors of climate crimes by sharing information and analysis, which would otherwise be available to each individual law enforcement office only at a substantial financial cost. In addition, it contributes to the preservation of information that might otherwise be unavailable to those conducting a formal investigation long after the relevant events.
The CCCA further triggers, coordinates and supports a multifaceted enforcement and litigation campaign by sharing information and analysis with non-judicial national authorities, UN/EU/US sanction regimes, IGOs or NGOs, for instance to inform administrative enforcement, to impose travel bans and asset freezes, and to support civil litigation or public advocacy. The CCCA also shares information and analysis with private businesses and financial institutions to assist them in conducting due diligence assessments of their supply chains or investments. Such information sharing is subject to an assessment that it does not have any detrimental impact on potential or actual investigations or on the security of information providers or persons identified in the shared information. In addition, it is subject to the consent of the information providers.