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»Steueroasen tragen zu Abholzung und illegaler Fischerei bei«

Studie der Universität Stockholm, 10.8.2018 (engl. Originalfassung)

The release of the “Paradise Papers” and “Panama Papers” exposed how multinationals, politicians and the wealthy use offshore tax havens to conceal their wealth and money flows, and reduce their exposure to tax. Now a team of researchers from the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) at Stockholm University and GEDB (Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences) have published the first study showing how tax havens are linked to economic sectors that potentially cause serious global environmental impacts.

Their study, published in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, reveals that 70% of known vessels involved in illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing are, or have been, flagged under a tax haven jurisdiction. The study also finds that on average 68% of all investigated foreign capital (18.4 out of 26.9 billion USD)to sectors associated with deforestation of the Amazon rainforest between the years 2000-2011, was transferred through tax havens.

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