What's New

Homepage Tabs

23 November 2016
Proceedings of the Fourth South Asia Judicial Roundtable on Environmental Justice

This publication documents the proceedings of the Fourth South Asia Judicial Roundtable on Environmental Justice, held on 28–29 November 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal.

1 November 2016
Fifth ASEAN Chief Justices’ Roundtable on Environment: ASEAN Judicial Cooperation on the Environment - The Proceedings

Climate change knows no limits—geographical, judicial, or administrative. The fifth roundtable began with a clear focus on the importance of cooperation and collaboration between judiciaries and the benefit of judicial networks.

6 July 2016
Natural Capital and the Rule of Law: Proceedings of the ADB Second Asian Judges Symposium on Environment 2013

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.

29 February 2016
Compendium of Good Practices on Human Rights and the Environment

The purpose of this compendium is to present good practices relating to the use of human rights obligations and commitments to inform, support and strengthen environmental policymaking, especially in the area of environmental protection that were identified through a joint programme between UNEP, the Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment (formerly the Independent Expert), and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

31 December 2015
Climate Change and Human Rights

This UNEP report sheds light on the human rights obligations of both governments and private actors in responding to climate change, including those relating to rights to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice, as well as obligations relating to adaption and mitigation.

30 November 2015
Fourth ASEAN Chief Justices' Roundtable on Environment: Role of the Judiciary in Environmental Protection. The Proceedings

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.

25 August 2014
Proceedings of the Third South Asia Judicial Roundtable on Environmental Justice for Sustainable Green Development

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.

10 November 2013
Third ASEAN Chief Justices' Roundtable on Environment: ASEAN's Environmental Challenges and Legal Responses. The Proceedings

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.

5 February 2013
Proceedings of the Second South Asia Judicial Roundtable on Environmental Justice

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.

Group photo from ADB's Governance Thematic Group Awards.
29 March 2019
Myanmar Conference Recognized as an Outstanding Knowledge Partnership Event

ADB’s Governance Thematic Group (GovTG) awarded the Asia-Pacific Judicial Conference on Environmental and Climate Change Adjudication, held on 29-30 October 2018 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, as an outstanding Knowledge Partnership Event. In awarding ceremonies last 26 March 2019, the GovTG noted the many firsts and achievements of the event.

With staunch foundations and ability to adapt to the environment, redwood trees stand for centuries.
20 February 2019
Strong institutions can nourish inclusive, sustainable green growth

Just as strong roots are the foundation of strong trees, strong institutions are the foundation of strong and sustainable economies. Strong institutions—such as a transparent judiciary, a robust constitution, and explicit rules and regulations—are at the heart of all of the world’s most vibrant economies.

Group photo from the Asia Pacific Judicial Conference on Environmental and Climate Change Adjudication
13 February 2019
The Many Firsts of the Asia Pacific Judicial Conference on Environmental and Climate Change Adjudication

The Asia Pacific Judicial Conference on Environmental and Climate Change Adjudication was a continuation of the annual judicial and chief justices’ conferences organized in the ASEAN and SAARC regions since 2011 under the banner of the Asian Judges Network on Environment (AJNE). For the first time, judges from South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Pacific came together to discuss pressing environmental and climate change issues. Judges learned about solutions and success stories to environmental challenges from around the world and explored their role in the age of climate change litigation. 

Riverfront, Wilmington, Delaware
31 January 2019
International Legal Scholars Academy, Widener University Delaware Law School - Juciciary, Practitoners, and Law Students

Delaware Law School presents its 2019 International Legal Scholars Academy for Judiciary, Practitioners, and Law Students. Our one-week immersion program offers an opportunity to explore U.S. legal concepts and various current topics. Participants receive an educational and cultural experience and collaborate with judges and scholars from around the globe.

Group photos from 2018 AJNE events
30 January 2019
A Look Back at AJNE in 2018

2018 was a busy year for the environment and climate change issues. The year was one of the warmest - well within the top 10 and continuing the trend of breaking historical temperature records (recent reports actually say it is the warmest on record!).

14 - 16 March 2019
LAWASIA Business Law Conference 2019: Session on Environment and Climate Change | The Climate of Business is Changing: Are you Keeping Abreast?

This conference highlights the importance of keeping abreast of legal developments in the various Asian countries. At the same time, the event underscores the value of preserving and promoting the Rule of Law in order to ensure the sanctity of contract and the predictability of outcome of legal cases. 

29 - 30 October 2018
Asia-Pacific Judicial Conference on Environmental and Climate Change Adjudication

The Supreme Court of the Union, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) are pleased to host the Asia Pacific Judicial Conference on Environmental and Climate Change Adjudication in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

18 - 20 July 2018
Workshop on Environmental Adjudication for the Judiciary of Bhutan

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), in partnership with UN Environment, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the Royal Court of Justice of Bhutan co-organized a Workshop on Environmental Adjudication for the Judiciary of Bhutan, held on 18-19 July 2018, in Thimphu.

26 - 27 February 2018
Asia Pacific Judicial Colloquium on Climate Change: Using Constitutions to Advance Environmental Rights and Achieve Climate Justice

The objective of the colloquium is to assist and build capacity of judges in Asia Pacific in applying environmental constitutionalism to achieve climate justice and advance human dignity.

21 - 25 August 2017
Workshop on Mainstreaming Legal Knowledge of Environmental Issues

ADB is supporting the Supreme Court of Cambodia's request for a training for judges on environment and climate change law. This is in line with recent initiatives to enact a comprehensive Environmental Code for the country. The training/workshop aims to equip judges with the knowledge and skills to tackle this new Code and to handle environmental cases, and to learn from best practices from other jurisdictions.