The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. It assists its members and partners by providing loans, technical assistance, grants, and equity investments to promote social and economic development.
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About Office of the General Counsel, Law and Policy Reform Program, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
The Office of the General Counsel has been managing the Law and Policy Reform (LPR) Program of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) since 1995.
Strengthening the Capacity for Environmental and Climate Change Laws in Asia and the Pacific Programme
We are a network of university teachers, trainers, and practitioners dedicated to advancing the teaching and practice of environmental, climate change and sustainability law across Asia.
Our ultimate objective is to develop a strong capacity for effective environmental governance in countries of the Asia-Pacific. By building environmental and climate law expertise, knowledge, and networks in the region, the implementation, compliance, and enforcement of environmental laws and standards can be improved.
Representing institutions in 14 countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, People’s Republic of China, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Viet Nam), we aim to leverage our knowledge, skills, and connections to build local and regional expertise around environmental and climate change laws in order to increase the number of qualified legal specialists working within government, the judiciary, civil service organizations and the private sector.
Environmental Law Champions
Environmental law teachers and institutions serve as crucial resources and trainers to ministries of environment, environmental protection agencies, judiciary, businesses and NGOs. These educators and institutions are responsible for creating the next pipeline of environment and/or climate change law practitioners and civil servants, policy makers and judges who will influence sustainability outcomes in Asia.
Regional Network – Marathwada Mitra Mandal's Shankarrao Chavan Law College INDIA
Asst. Prof. Sourabh Ubale – I/C, International Collaborations, MM SCLC, Pune INDIA