Regional: Building Capacity for Environmental Prosecution, Adjudication, Dispute Resolution, Compliance, and Enforcement in Asia

Sovereign Project | 44364-012

Summary

OBJECTIVE: This regional capacity development technical assistance (R-CDTA) seeks to respond to the key messages delivered from the Asian Judges Symposium, and also the ongoing work under RETA 7474, by developing a program on environmental enforcement for the legal profession at the regional, subregional, and national levels. Building upon the work done under ADB's SSTA 7474, this R-CDTA is aimed at achieving enhanced capacity development of judiciaries, ministries of environment, and environmental legal professionals, through (i) establishing the proposed Asian Judges Network on Environment; (ii) supporting subregional groupings at the SAARC and ASEAN level; and (iii) supporting pilot on-the-ground implementation at the national level in selected DMCs.

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Project Name Building Capacity for Environmental Prosecution, Adjudication, Dispute Resolution, Compliance, and Enforcement in Asia
Project Number 44364-012
Country Regional
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7735-REG: Building Capacity for Environmental Prosecution, Adjudication, Dispute Resolution, Compliance, and Enforcement in Asia
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 500,000.00
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
TA 7735-REG: Building Capacity for Environmental Prosecution, Adjudication, Dispute Resolution, Compliance, and Enforcement in Asia (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 280,000.00
TA 7735-REG: Building Capacity for Environmental Prosecution, Adjudication, Dispute Resolution, Compliance, and Enforcement in Asia (Second Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
TA 7735-REG: Building Capacity for Environmental Prosecution, Adjudication, Dispute Resolution, Compliance, and Enforcement in Asia
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.20 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Public sector management - Law and judiciary - Public administration
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

OBJECTIVE: This regional capacity development technical assistance (R-CDTA) seeks to respond to the key messages delivered from the Asian Judges Symposium, and also the ongoing work under RETA 7474, by developing a program on environmental enforcement for the legal profession at the regional, subregional, and national levels. Building upon the work done under ADB's SSTA 7474, this R-CDTA is aimed at achieving enhanced capacity development of judiciaries, ministries of environment, and environmental legal professionals, through (i) establishing the proposed Asian Judges Network on Environment; (ii) supporting subregional groupings at the SAARC and ASEAN level; and (iii) supporting pilot on-the-ground implementation at the national level in selected DMCs.

SCOPE: This R-CDTA will involve activities at regional, subregional, and national levels. At the regional level, the proposed R-CDTA will develop the AJNE and ensure it has country ownership. It will do so principally by fostering work at the subregional level, through the existing proposals for two subregional subgroups: SAARC and ASEAN countries, respectively. At the national level, it will support pilot projects in selected DMCs, most likely Indonesia and Pakistan (pilot countries) ensuring that the entire environmental compliance, adjudication, dispute resolution, and enforcement chain are integrated and work. This TA will build on past work ADB has conducted in capacity building for environmental law as well as capitalize upon work conducted by development partners in strengthening environmental compliance and enforcement.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Better prepared and adjudicated environmental cases in ASEAN and SAARC countries.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Selected environmental law prosecution, adjudication, and enforcement systems refined in the pilot countries.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Output 1-Regional: The Asian Judges Network on the Environment. This output will help ADB and its development partners establish and strengthen a judicial network for ongoing sharing of environmental cases, information, and best practices, including the alternative dispute resolution methods, relevant to the judiciary.

Output 2- Sub-regional: SAARC and ASEAN Country Roundtables of Judges on the Environment. At least one regional roundtable will be held per year, convened in each of the Pilot Countries on a rotating basis.

Output 3: National: Pilot Programs of Integrated Environmental Enforcement in Selected DMCs. This output will help ADB and its partners provide systematic and timely support tailored to the needs of the judiciary, prosecutors and law enforcement officials in Pilot Countries.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Indoensia (from ASEAN) and Pakistan (from SAARC)
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

Consultants Required:

(a) 24 personmonths of international consultants for overall management of the RETA (Team Leader);

(b) 24 personmonths of 3 national consultants in Indonesia and Pakistan for managing the activities at a national level and coordinating with the Team Leader; and

(c) 9 personmonths of international consultant for web designing and management.

Responsible ADB Officer Kala Mulqueeny
Responsible ADB Department Office of the General Counsel
Responsible ADB Division Office of the General Counsel
Executing Agencies
Asian Development BankIrum Ahsaniahsan@adb.org6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 30 Aug 2010
Fact Finding 28 Feb 2010 to 13 Mar 2010
MRM -
Approval 16 Dec 2010
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Sep 2010

TA 7735-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Dec 2010 - 16 Dec 2010 31 Dec 2013 31 Dec 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,705,000.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,725,000.00 16 Dec 2010 1,636,970.56
Title Document Type Document Date
Building Capacity for Environmental Prosecution Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2010

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