The Second Asian Judges Symposium on Environment

Manila, Philippines 2 to 5 December 2013

An Asian Judges Network on Environment was officially launched at the Second Asian Judges Symposium on Environment to be held in Manila, 2 to 5 December.

Senior judges, environment ministry officials, prosecutors, legal professionals, and civil society participants from the region will attend the Symposium, which is supported and co-hosted by ADB.
The Symposium objectives are to:

  • Share updates on the Asian Judges Network on Environment and judicial innovations in cases relevant to environment and natural capital since the First Asian Judges Symposium;  
  • Share information on the concept of natural capital and consider the state and economic value of key ecosystems and services in the region;
  • Consider the laws and law enforcement challenges affecting natural capital in the region and the role of judges in addressing these;
  • and Consider how the Asian Judges Network on Environment can promote a wider understanding of natural capital among the judiciary.

The Core Environment Program is supporting the event with Iain Watson, Senior Safeguards Specialist, EOC, presenting on Environment Impact Assessment and the impact of hydropower, mining and infrastructure on natural capital. Mr Watson will also be a panelist for a session on judicial innovations in the context of natural capital.


File Name Size Modified
Agenda Second Asian Judges Symposium.pdf 203 KB 04-12-2013
Concept Note.pdf 799 KB 04-12-2013
State of EIA and Natural Capital​-Iain Watson.pdf 643 KB 04-12-2013

See also

Video: Environmental Cooperation in the GMS

5th February 2018

Government and development partners talk about the importance of regional environmental cooperation in the Greater Mekong Subregion, with a focus on the GMS Core Environment Program. The film was launched at the Fifth GMS Environment Ministers' Meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on 1 February 2018.

More details

Ministers Endorse New Environment Agenda for the Greater Mekong Subregion

1st February 2018

Environment ministers from the six countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) endorsed a 5-year environment agenda that includes more than $540 million worth of priority projects to spur green investments and increase environmental cooperation to help the subregion achieve sustainable growth.

More details
Back to Online Library