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Proceedings of the Fourth South Asia Judicial Roundtable on Environmental Justice

Publication | November 2016
Proceedings of the Fourth South Asia Judicial Roundtable on Environmental Justice

This publication documents the proceedings of the Fourth South Asia Judicial Roundtable on Environmental Justice, held on 28–29 November 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The event continued the dialogue on regional environmental issues and discussed topics such as environmental justice, the Sustainable Development Goals, the emerging concept of climate justice, urbanization and industrialization, biodiversity, and community initiatives on environmental protection. The participants adopted the Kathmandu Resolution 2015 for Judicial Cooperation in Ensuring Sustainable Development, Climate Change Resiliency, and Protection of Environment in South Asia, identifying measures for information sharing, capacity building, regional collaboration, and the promotion of environmental and climate justice.

Contents 

  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Executive Summary
  • Inaugural Session
  • Technical Session 1: Environmental Justice: Existing and Emerging Practices
  • Technical Session 2: The Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Day 1: Stocktaking and Final Session: Pursuing Environmental Justice Further
  • Technical Session 3: Urbanization, Industrialization, and the Environment
  • Technical Session 4: Biodiversity and Natural Resource Conservation
  • Technical Session 5: Protection of the Environment—Current Trends and Developments
  • A Declaration, Action Plan, and the Way Forward for the Asian Judges Network on Environment
  • Final Session: Towards Judicial Leadership on Environmental Justice
  • Annexes