This publication captures the proceedings of the Second Asian Judges Symposium: “Natural Capital and the Rule of Law” held 3–5 December 2013 in Manila, the Philippines.
The Hanoi Action Plan to Implement the Jakarta Common Vision signifies the Southeast Asian chief justices and senior judges' continuing commitment to promote environmental justice and strengthen the environmental law enforcement chain.
This publication documents the proceedings of the Third South Asia Judicial Roundtable on Environmental Justice for Sustainable Green Development, held on the 8th and 9th of August 2014 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
This publication contains the proceedings of the Third ASEAN Chief Justices’ Roundtable on Environment: ASEAN’s Environmental Challenges and Legal Responses, held in Bangkok on 15-18 November 2013.
Adoption of the Thimphu Declaration on Enhancing Environmental Justice in South Asia highlights the Second South Asia Judicial Roundtable on Environmental Justice on 30–31 August 2013 in Thimphu, Bhutan.
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ADB, UNEP and the Supreme Court of the Philippines cohosted the Third Asian Judges Symposium on Law, Policy and Climate Change at the ADB Headquarters in Manila, Philippines last 26-27 September 2016.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES — High court judges from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) reaffirmed their commitment to environmental law and climate change at a roundtable meeting last weekend in Cambodia.
ADB co-hosted the Fourth South Asia Judicial Roundtable on Environmental Justice on 28-29 November in Kathmandu, where Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha of Nepal and Deputy General Counsel Ramit Nagpal opened the event. Attendees included judges, legal professional, and participants from South Asia and other regions. The event was co-organized with the Supreme Court of Nepal and supported by WWF-Nepal.
At a time when halting climate change seems impossible, let us work with our judiciaries and become their partners to deal with this crisis head-on.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao today opened the Third Asian Judges Symposium on Law, Policy and Climate Change, calling on the region’s judicial systems to play a key role in helping countries contribute to global efforts to mitigate climate change and its impacts.
Viet Nam is a country rich in biodiversity, but is also facing rapid economic growth, with a resultant increase in environmental threats. Viet Nam has already experienced a number of significant environmental problems, the most devastating often being the result of corporate—rather than specific individual—activity.
In the flurry of reports and social media updates on the progress of COP21—and its historic success—there has been a major focus on the role of national governments working together to shape effective global climate change policy and regulatory reform.
The Asian Judges Network on Environment (AJNE) was started at the Asian Judges Symposium attended by senior judiciaries. Under this initiative, judicial roundtables have been held in South and Southeast Asia. Asia is the only region in the world which convenes Chief Justices’ roundtables dedicated to environmental justice – and ADB is the only regional multilateral development bank supporting such meetings.