Atty. Bueta is an international environment, climate, and sustainability legal practitioner and independent consultant based in the Philippines. He has worked with the public and private sector, and with various international development organizations such as the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, the United Nations Environment Program, the United Nations Development Program, and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (German Development Agency). He has extensively worked with judiciaries and legal professionals across Asia on environment and climate change law, with particular in-country experience in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Fiji, India, Myanmar, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka. He has also been involved in legal and regulatory reforms in South Asia in areas such as energy trade and corporate governance.
Atty. Bueta has engaged government agencies, non-profits, and businesses on ESG strategies; corporate sustainability; climate policies; plastics and waste management (with a focus on marine litter); and judicial reform and capacity building. Complimentary to his focus on environment and climate law, Grip has also worked on topics and issues such as natural resource utilization, local government solutions (PPPs and financing options, governance), energy policy reform (transitions), climate change and businesses, judicial reforms, e-commerce, rule of law and access to justice, promotion of human rights, and children’s rights, among many others.
He is a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature – World Commission on Environmental Law, and part of the Climate Change Law Specialist Group. He also lectures on Natural Resources and Environmental Law, and International Environment and Climate Change Law, at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law.
Atty. Bueta has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the Ateneo de Manila University, and earned his Juris Doctor Degree from the same institution, where he was the recipient of the St. Thomas More Most Distinguished Graduate Award. He is currently taking up his Masters of Law (LLM) in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School.
You may contact Atty. Bueta at firstname.lastname@example.org