The objectives of Montevideo Programme V include supporting the development and implementation of adequate and effective environmental legislation and legal frameworks to address environmental issues and the promotion of the role of environmental law in the context of effective environmental governance. Regional environmental law issues sit within the broader context of global environmental challenges that require both regional and global governance solutions.
ASEAN faces many pressing environmental and social issues that require multi-layered and innovative responses. The Fifth Montevideo Environmental Law Programme Regional Meeting and the Third ASEAN Environmental Law Conference aim to bring together Asia-Pacific region and ASEAN experts to exchange stories as a learning experience, as well as examine legal, policy, and community-based actions to transform the principles of environmental law into practice. The event is also open to Montevideo Programme V National Focal Points from the Balkans, Eastern Europe and South Caucasus regions, who are highly encouraged to participate in the sessions related to the Programme.
The event is being organised by: Asian Research Institute for Environmental Law, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Earthrights International, and WWF Mekong for the Future (WWF MFF).
Draft Options Paper on Legal Responses to address the Climate Change Crisis
Draft Options Paper on Legal Responses to address the Biodiversity Loss Crisis
Fact-sheet for National Focal Points to the Montevideo Programme V