Event: Fourth ASEAN Chief Justices’ Roundtable: The Role of the Judiciary in Environmental Protection | 12-14 December 2014 | Hanoi, Viet Nam Session 1: ASEAN Judiciaries’ Cooperation on the Environment: The Jakarta Common Vision and the Proposed Hanoi Plan of Action
Opening and Welcome remarks from Hon. Deputy Chief Justice Bui Ngoc Hoa, Hon. Chief Justice Truong Hoa Binh, and Mr. Christopher Stephens
Recap of The 2013 Third ASEAN Chief Justices Roundtable on Environment
15 Mar 14
The OGC’s Environmental Justice Program under its Law, Justice and Development (LJD) program is in line with ADB’s long-term strategic framework1 which aims to (i) strengthen environmental regulatory frameworks and enforcement capacities of public institutions, recognizing good governance and capacity development as drivers of change; and (ii) promote regional cooperation. The program is also in line with ADB’s strategy for operational work on the environment from 2013 to 2020,2 which identifies environmental governance and natural capital as two of ADB’s four operational directions to promote transition to green growth.
26 Nov 13
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Legal responses to cross border threats from climate change, pollution, deforestation and the illegal trade in wildlife and timber are at the top of the agenda at a meeting of Chief Justices from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Bangkok, Thailand. “Southeast Asia, one of the world’s most bio-diverse regions,… Read More…
03 Dec 13
Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao today formally launched the Asian Judges Network on Environment (AJNE) at the ADB headquarters in Manila, Philippines, creating a platform to generate knowledge on environment challenges among judiciaries and the legal community in Asia and the Pacific. The AJNE was launched on the opening day of the Second… Read More…
28 Nov 13
The Third Association of Southeast Asian Nations (“ASEAN”) Chief Justices Roundtable on the Environment (the “Third Roundtable”) convened on 15 – 18 November, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand to discuss the next steps for cooperation amongst the ASEAN judiciaries to enforce and shape effective environmental law for the region. The Third Roundtable brought together Chief Justices, or their representatives, from member countries of ASEAN, along with other environmental experts. It was jointly organized by the Asian Development Bank (“ADB”) and the Supreme Administrative Court of Thailand.