Libby Lunstrum co-authors article on transnational environmental crime

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Libby Lunstrum, an associate professor in the School of Public Service’s environmental studies and global studies programs, recently co-authored an article in the journal Nature Sustainability. “Transnational environmental crime threatens sustainable development” argues that transnational environmental crime has become the largest financial driver of social conflict.

The authors state that transnational environmental crime has severe implications for peace and security as it generates extreme costs to ecosystems and sustainable development. It also undermines development prospects for nearly two billion people, and causes the forcible displacement of an estimated 65 million people.