總部設於倫敦的非營利組織「環境調查協會」（Environmental Investigation Agency）指出，據該位暗中訪查，顯示出跨國間環境犯罪組織問題日益嚴重，深具威脅。該會14日於奧地利聯合國會議中對跨國組織犯罪提出聲名，呼籲採取緊急行動。
聯合國毒品暨犯罪辦公室（UN Office on Drugs and Crime）執行長哥斯大（Antonio Mario Costa）在環境調查協會報告中指出「在氣候變遷與環境永續議題重要的現今，竟有人利用破壞環境來牟利。這並不是無受害者犯罪，相反的正因為我們共享同個星球，環境被破壞後，受害的將會是每個人。」
有鑑於聯合國需要更多受過訓練的反貪污專員，國際刑事警察組織 (Interpol) 首長諾貝爾（Ron Noble）與哥斯大合作，於10月14日宣布國際反貪污學校（International Anti-Corruption Academy）設立。
Organized environmental crime is a serious and growing threat across the world, according to a new report by the undercover Environmental Investigation Agency. The London-based NGO today presented its report to a United Nations meeting on transborder organized crime in Vienna with an urgent call for action.
Environmental crimes are illegal acts which directly harm the environment, and include the illegal trade in wildlife, smuggling of ozone-depleting and global-warming substances, illicit trade in hazardous waste, illegal fishing, illegal logging and the associated trade in stolen timber.
EIA, which has exposed environmental crime using undercover methods for 24 years, says its recent experience indicates environmental criminals are becoming more organized, building up networks to operate across international frontiers and using sophisticated techniques to move illegal goods around the world and launder the proceeds.
Antonio Mario Costa, executive director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, spoke at the launch of EIA's report. "At a time when climate change and environmental sustainability are such high priorities, it is shocking to think that there are criminals profiting from the destruction of our planet. This is not a victimless crime. On the contrary. Since we share one planet, damage to the environment anywhere in the world hurts us all," said Costa.
Saying that the UN system needs to train more skilled people to fight corruption, Costa and Interpol chief Ron Noble today announced the joint establishment of the International Anti-Corruption Academy.
The new academy will open next autumn in Laxenburg just outside Vienna, specializing in anti-corruption education, research, and professional training. The EIA hopes it will make a difference in combating organized environmental crime, which is often linked with corruption. "Individuals in corporate or official positions of authority and power view environmental crime as a chance to cash in."
The EIA is urging governments, police forces, customs and United Nations agencies to recognize environmental crime as a serious time-critical problem, and work together to mount a "substantial, committed and sustained global response."