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

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