Developing Judicial Capacity for Adjudicating Climate Change and Sustainable Development Issues (ADB-50177-001)

Regions
  • East Asia and Pacific
  • South Asia
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
B
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Dec 14, 2016
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Borrower
Regional
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Sectors
  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 1.29 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Oct 22, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Oct 28, 2016


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Project Description
According to ADB website, the TA will assist judiciaries develop seminal jurisprudence responsive to climate change and sustainable development issues as follows by: 1. Exposing them to global and regional developments in this field, especially emerging concepts, principles, and jurisprudence from different jurisdictions and international tribunals, through their participation in national, regional and international conferences 2. Identifying country-specific capacity gaps and addressing them in a manner that institutionalizes trainings and lessons learned, which will then cascade to the lowest-level courts 3. Preparing knowledge products that they can easily refer to while they adjudicate disputes with climate change and sustainable development components. Further, the impact of this demand-driven TA project will be law and policy reforms and the rule of law strengthened through the effective adjudication of climate change and sustainable development issues.
Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information
Project Officer: Ahsan, Irum Office of the General Counsel, ADB No contact information at the time of disclosure. ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB The Accountability Mechanism is an independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an Asian Development Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Accountability Mechanism, they may investigate to assess whether the Asian Development Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can learn more about the Accountability Mechanism and how to file a complaint at: http://www.adb.org/site/accountability-mechanism/main