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Asia Pacific Judicial Colloquium on Climate Change: Using Constitutions to Advance Environmental Rights and Achieve Climate Justice

26 February 2018 to 27 February 2018
Lahore
Pakistan

Senior judges from across Asia Pacific and other legal stakeholders (i.e., government, prosecutors, civil society, and academicians) in this judicial colloquium discussed the role of the judiciary in advancing environmental rights and climate justice. The objective of the colloquium is to assist and build capacity of judges in Asia Pacific in applying environmental constitutionalism to achieve climate justice and advance human dignity.

This event was co-sponsored by and organized in partnership with Punjab Judicial Academy, United Nations Environment Programme, ADB, Asian Judges Network on Environment, Raoul Wallenberg Institute, World Commission on Environmental Law, Global Judicial Institute on the Environment, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, and the Widener University Delaware Law School (USA).

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
26 Feb 2018 Inaugural Session Welcome Address Muhammad Yawar Ali
26 Feb 2018 Inaugural Session Opening Remarks Elizabeth Mrema
26 Feb 2018 Inaugural Session Opening Remarks Sunil Mitra
26 Feb 2018 Inaugural Session Video Remarks from the Global Judicial Institute on Environment Antonio Benjamin
26 Feb 2018 Inaugural Session Environmental and Climate Justice: A Perspective from Pakistan Syed Mansoor Ali Shah
26 Feb 2018 Session 1 - Evolution and Innovations in Environmental Constitutionalism and Rights Evolution and Innovations in Environmental Constitutionalism: Introduction and Overview
Global environmental constitutionalism is the study and implementation of ways to advance positive environmental outcomes through constitutional...
James May
26 Feb 2018 Session 1 - Evolution and Innovations in Environmental Constitutionalism and Rights The Interdependence of Human Rights and the Environment John Knox
26 Feb 2018 Session 1 - Evolution and Innovations in Environmental Constitutionalism and Rights The Role of Constitutional Courts in Rendering Environmental Justice Ayesha Malik
26 Feb 2018 Session 1 - Evolution and Innovations in Environmental Constitutionalism and Rights Judicial Commissions and Climate Justice in Pakistan Parvez Hassan
26 Feb 2018 Session 1 - Evolution and Innovations in Environmental Constitutionalism and Rights Climate Justice for Future Generations
Restoring the vital organs of life on earth requires adhering to the law of life by conserving, protecting, and restoring. Environment is about...
Antonio Oposa
26 Feb 2018 Session 2 - Global and Regional Developments in Climate Justice Climate Justice and the Global Pact Robert Carnwath
26 Feb 2018 Session 2 - Global and Regional Developments in Climate Justice Presentation Tassaduq Jillani
26 Feb 2018 Session 2 - Global and Regional Developments in Climate Justice Recent Climate Litigation Concerning Environmental Rights
An emerging feature of more recent climate change litigation is the use of some type of environmental right as the basis of the claim. The environmental...
Brian Preston
26 Feb 2018 Session 2 - Global and Regional Developments in Climate Justice Climate Change and Vulnerable Groups: Global and Regional Developments
Climate change brings different meaning for different people. It is unjust, unfair, and a threat to global peace, security, and prosperity. ...
Irum Ahsan
26 Feb 2018 Session 3 - The Convergence of Environmental Constitutionalism, Rights, and Climate Justice Climate Change, Environmental Threats, and Human Rights in Pakistan Ali Baqar Najafi
26 Feb 2018 Session 3 - The Convergence of Environmental Constitutionalism, Rights, and Climate Justice Constitutionalism and Climate Justice James R. May
26 Feb 2018 Session 3 - The Convergence of Environmental Constitutionalism, Rights, and Climate Justice Climate-induced Migration, Justice, and the Courts Ben Boer
26 Feb 2018 Session 3 - The Convergence of Environmental Constitutionalism, Rights, and Climate Justice Intersections of Climate Justice and Human Rights: Lessons from South Asia
South Asia’s jurisprudence relating to environmental rights and sustainable development is a good example to the rest of the world. For instance...
Sumudu Anopama Atapattu
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
27 Feb 2018 Session 4 - Special Issues in Judicial Implementation of Environmental Constitutionalism, Rights, and Climate Justice Dignity Rights and Climate Justice
While courts are necessary, they are not sufficient in the struggle for climate justice. Courts must recognize not only the limitations of the...
Erin Daly
27 Feb 2018 Session 5 - Judges, the Environment, and Access to Justice in Asia Pacific Jawad Hassan, Fleur Kingham, Marlene Oliver, YA Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Azahar bin Mohamed
27 Feb 2018 Session 6 - Judicial Remedies and Enforcement Evolution of Law and Judicial Remedies in Environmental and Climate Change Matters: Pakistan View Point
In Pakistan, the court focused the goals of the National Climate Change Policy 2010 to ensure that climate change is mainstreamed in the economically...
Saima Amin Khawaja
27 Feb 2018 Session 6 - Judicial Remedies and Enforcement Climate Litigation: A Suitable Discourse for China’s Green Courts?
The value of environmental justice is becoming increasingly prominent in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). As climate litigation is a more...
Tianbao Qin
27 Feb 2018 Session 7 - Next Steps, Conclusions, and Recommendations Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, John Knox, Andy Raine, Irum Ahsan
27 Feb 2018 Closing Ceremony Closing Address Muhammad Anawaarul Haq
27 Feb 2018 Closing Ceremony Closing Remarks Nils Henrik Rolf Ring
27 Feb 2018 Closing Ceremony Closing Remarks Elizabeth Mrema

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