Investing in Natural Capital for a Sustainable Future in the Greater Mekong Subregion
This report aims to demonstrate the compelling need to increase investments in natural capital in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) and identifies actions now being taken regionally and nationally to manage natural capital. It also proposes a guiding framework for promoting investments and actions by GMS countries to secure natural capital and thus ensure sustainable and inclusive growth in the subregion.
Date: 11th November 2015
Updated: 18th November 2015
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2nd July 2016
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.
Following the success of the First Asian Judges Symposium in 2010, senior judges, environment ministry officials, prosecutors, legal professionals, and civil society representatives considered the state of ecosystems and the benefits people obtain from ecosystems in the region, with focus on the concept of natural capital and the rule of law. Against this background, participants shared insights about law and its enforcement challenges, including the role of judges in adjudicating cases affecting natural capital. The symposium also launched the Asian Judges Network on Environment, a platform for Asian judiciaries to share developments regarding environmental issues across the region.
6th June 2016
The uncertain global economic outlook threatens to undermine the resolve of countries in Asia to implement urgently needed investments and policies to help put their economies on an environmentally sustainable growth path, warns a report by Independent Evaluation at the Asian Development Bank (ADB).