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A Mongolian rural landscape
4 December 2018

MDBs Announce Joint Framework to Combat Climate Change

Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) today announced a joint framework for aligning their activities with the goals of the Paris Agreement, reinforcing their commitment to combat climate change.

Workshop on Environmental Adjudication for the Judiciary of Bhutan
20 July 2018

Environmental adjudication for the judiciary of Bhutan

A workshop on environmental adjudication for the judiciary of Bhutan, recommended awareness programmes, need to include climate change in the education curriculum, strengthening coordination among stakeholders, and capacity building to combat climate change in the country.

Rule of Law image from Development Advocate Pakistan. In this issue, Irum Ahsan, Senior Counsel of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), shares her thoughts on citizen access to governance institutions and ADB's work in building the country's judicial capacity in the areas of gender sensitization and human rights
14 June 2018

Interview: Irum Ahsan on citizen access to governance institutions, gender sensitization and human rights in Pakistan

In this issue of Development Advocate Pakistan, Irum Ahsan, Senior Counsel of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), shares her thoughts on citizen access to governance institutions and ADB's work in building the country's judicial capacity in the areas of gender sensitaztion and human rights.  

Chief Justice of the Union U Htun Htun Oo meets with Ms.Irum Ahsan, Senior Counsel, Asian Development Bank (ADB) Consultation Mission
22 May 2018

Chief Justice of the Union U Htun Htun Oo meets with Ms.Irum Ahsan, Senior Counsel, Asian Development Bank (ADB) Consultation Mission

Chief Justice of the Union U Htun Htun Oo received Ms. Irum Ahsan, Senior Counsel, Asian Development Bank (ADB) Consultation Mission at 09:30 in the Meeting Hall of the Supreme Court of the Union.

Justices of the Supreme Court of the Union U Aung Zaw Thein and U Soe Naing meet with Ms.Irum Ahsan, Senior Counsel, Asian Development Bank(ADB) Consultation Mission
22 May 2018

Justices of the Supreme Court of the Union U Aung Zaw Thein and U Soe Naing meet with Ms.Irum Ahsan, Senior Counsel, Asian Development Bank(ADB) Consultation Mission

Justices of the Supreme Court of the Union U Aung Zaw Thein and U Soe Naing received Ms. Irum Ahsan, Senior Counsel, Asian Development Bank(ADB) Consultation Mission at 10:30 in the Meeting Hall(down floor) of the Supreme Court of the Union.

Members of the Pakistan Supreme Court, Lahore High Court judges, foreign delegates, including environment and climate change experts, lawyers and activists took part in the conference.
28 February 2018

Asia Pacific Judicial Colloquium on Climate Change Press Release

The “Asia Pacific Judicial Colloquium on Climate Change: using Constitutions to Advance Environmental Rights and Achieve Climate Justice” in collaboration with Asian Development Bank (ADB) was held in Pearl Continental Hotel Lahore on 26th -27th Feb 2018. 

Members of the Pakistan Supreme Court, Lahore High Court judges, foreign delegates, including environment and climate change experts, lawyers and activists took part in the conference.
28 February 2018

Judicial colloquium to address climate issue

LAHORE: The two-day Asia Pacific Judicial Colloquium on climate justice held by the Lahore High Court concluded with an effective resolution and road map to deal with the threat of climate change in the region here on Tuesday.

ADB saw the growing need for judges to have tools for navigating the inevitable tide of climate change litigation during the 2016 Third Asian Judges Symposium on Law, Policy, and Climate Change.
14 February 2018

A Climate Change Litigation Bench Book for Judges of Asia and the Pacific

Post Paris Agreement 2015, the world rushes to agree on best measures for implementing commitments to ensure that countries can collectively work towards the 1.5°C temperature target. For its part, ADB continues in its work to support its developing member countries to meet this critical global climate target.

The City Government of Puerto Princesa maintains nurseries of mangrove seedlings to complement the Fisheries Resource Management Project.
27 April 2017

ADB’s Office of the General Counsel Launches New Technical Assistance Project to Develop Judicial Capacity for Adjudicating Climate Change Issues

The Office of the General Counsel has commenced a new technical assistance project designed to aid Asian judiciaries in adjudicating climate change and sustainable development issues. It focuses on customized in-country training programs that specifically target capacity gaps and opportunities identified by the requesting country/judiciary.

Mr. Nakao noted there had been more than 700 climate change litigation cases globally.
26 September 2016

ADB President Opens Judges Symposium on Climate Change’s Impact on Law

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.

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