Regional: Developing Judicial Capacity for Adjudicating Climate Change and Sustainable Development Issues

Sovereign Project | 50177-001

The TA will assist judiciaries develop seminal jurisprudence responsive to climate change and sustainable development issues as follows: (i) by 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; (ii) by 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; and (iii) by preparing knowledge products that they can easily refer to while they adjudicate disputes with climate change and sustainable development components.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Ahsan, Irum
    Office of the General Counsel
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Modality
    • Technical Assistance
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name Developing Judicial Capacity for Adjudicating Climate Change and Sustainable Development Issues
Project Number 50177-001
Country / Economy Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9279-REG: Developing Judicial Capacity for Adjudicating Climate Change and Sustainable Development Issues
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 944,000.00
TA 9279-REG: Developing Judicial Capacity for Adjudicating Climate Change and Sustainable Development Issues (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 343,000.00
TA 9279-REG: Developing Judicial Capacity for Adjudicating Climate Change and Sustainable Development Issues (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 200,000.00
TA 9279-REG: Developing Judicial Capacity for Adjudicating Climate Change and Sustainable Development Issues (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 80,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Law and judiciary

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The TA will assist judiciaries develop seminal jurisprudence responsive to climate change and sustainable development issues as follows: (i) by 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; (ii) by 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; and (iii) by preparing knowledge products that they can easily refer to while they adjudicate disputes with climate change and sustainable development components.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact The project aims to strengthen law and policy reform and the rule of law, through effective adjudication of climate change and sustainable development issues.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The development of seminal jurisprudence by judiciaries in Asia and the Pacific that are responsive to climate change and sustainable development issues
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Increased and improved skills of judges and legal and judicial officers to respond to climate change and sustainable development issues.

Institutionalization of training and capacity building programs.

Preparation of regional and country specific knowledge products.

Institutionalization of Training and Capacity Building Programs

Preparation of regional and country-specific knowledge products

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Regional
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

International Consultants

- Knowledge Management Specialist (6 person months)

- Capacity Development Specialist (6 person months)

National Consultants

- Legal and Policy Specialist (12 person months)

- Project Management Specialist (12 person months)

- Capacity Building Specialists (3 person months for each identified countries)

- Knowledge Management Specialist (12 person months)

Procurement To be determined
Responsible ADB Officer Ahsan, Irum
Responsible ADB Department Office of the General Counsel
Responsible ADB Division Office of the General Counsel
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 25 Oct 2016
Fact Finding 27 Jun 2016 to 14 Jul 2016
MRM -
Approval 14 Dec 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Oct 2016

TA 9279-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Dec 2016 - 14 Dec 2016 31 Jan 2020 31 Jan 2021 31 May 2021
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,567,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,567,000.00 17 Jun 2022 1,535,325.78

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Climate Change Law and Policy Legal Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Jan 2020 29 Jan 2020
Technical Editor (Climate Change Litigation Knowledge Products) Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Aug 2019 21 Aug 2019
Climate Change Litigation Research Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Apr 2019 16 Apr 2019
Climate Change Law and Policy Legal Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Mar 2019 08 Mar 2019
Legal Researcher (Bhutan) Individual - Consulting Closed 30 May 2018 05 Jun 2018
Legal Researcher (Sri Lanka) Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Dec 2017 09 Dec 2017
Legal Researcher (Thailand) Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Dec 2017 09 Dec 2017
Legal Researcher (Myanmar) Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Dec 2017 09 Dec 2017
Legal Researcher (Lao PDR) Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Dec 2017 09 Dec 2017
Legal Researcher (Bangladesh) Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Dec 2017 09 Dec 2017
Legal Researcher (Cambodia) Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Nov 2017 18 Nov 2017
Legal Researcher (Pakistan) Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Nov 2017 18 Nov 2017
Legal Researcher (Maldives) Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Nov 2017 18 Nov 2017
Legal Researcher (Afghanistan) Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Oct 2017 26 Oct 2017

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found


Procurement Plan

None currently available.