Asian Development Bank convenes global environmental leaders at Stockholm+50 Conference

Published on Wednesday, 8 June 2022
ADB General Counsel Clark on 2 June participated as panelist at Stockholm+50 official side event on Judges, the Environmental Rule of Law and a Healthy Planet Since the 1972 Stockholm Declaration: Achievements, Challenges and Opportunities.

He noted that to make clear progress, we need transformative changes to meet 21st-century challenges, involving our whole economies including in the law. In particular, General Counsel Clark highlighted the need to invest in judiciaries who are essential development partners being called to interpret and apply the law to respond to unprecedented challenges and they need knowledge, technology and new approaches to jurisprudence. Other keynote speakers included Inger Andersen, UNEP Executive Director; Elizabeth Mrema, Convention on Biological Diversity Executive Secretary; Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator; Bruno Oberle, IUCN Director-General; Jeffrey Sachs, Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University Director; David Boyd, UN Rapporteur for Human Rights and the Environment; José Igreja Matos, International Association of Judges President; Christina Voigt, Professor, Oslo University School of Law and Chair, IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law; and Nicholas Robinson, Professor, Pace Law School and President, International Council of Environmental Law. The 2-day symposium and an official side event were organized by ADB Office of the General Counsel's Law and Policy Reform Program, in conjunction with development partners.

View the video recording and browse the photo gallery of the side event.