According to the Bank’s website, the TA will produce a legal toolkit to provide expanded policy options and legal mechanisms for the protection of ecosystems that are vital carbon sinks, home to rich biodiversity and sources of livelihoods. Although the TA will have particular focus on forests, it will cover oceans, given their significance to food and economic security and climate change especially in the Pacific developing member countries (DMCs).
Responsible ADB Officer: Pak, Christina U.
Responsible ADB Department: Office of the General Counsel
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