Environmental Courts and Tribunals in Asia-Pacific
Environmental Courts and Tribunals (ECTs) play a critical role in improving environmental dispute resolution, access to environmental justice, and overall environmental governance. Asia-Pacific is a very important region for ECTs. Nine countries in Asia and thirteen countries in the Pacific have ECTs. However, ECTs in the Asia-Pacific region are an under-discussed phenomenon with data and academic analysis in early stages of development. In this Webinar, the National University of Singapore’s Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law (APCEL), together with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Asian Research Institute for Environmental Law (ARIEL), brings together experts and stakeholders on ECTs to have a broad-ranging discussion on trends, best practices and challenges related to ECTs in the Asia-Pacific. This Webinar was part of a wider research project undertaken by APCEL on ECTs in the Asia Pacific region and aims to start a conversation about this important topic. Prof. Kokila Konasighe presented on the South Asian Perspectives on Environmental Courts and Tribunals:Prospects and Challenges summarising important information on ETCs in the South Asian region.