On Tuesday 25th April, LRI raised over £10,000 to support the review and development of climate legislation in Cameroon. At an event jointly hosted by The Funding Network (TFN, http://www.thefundingnetwork.org.uk/) and the Environmental Funders Network (EFN) the LRI project was one of three ideas presented to a group of philanthropists. All three pitches had to pass a competitive short listing and selection process. They will be made available at TFN’s youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/TheFundingNetwork. It is never too late to give!
The funding raised will allow LRI to pioneer a “bottom-up” law review and development approach on climate change in one jurisdiction – Cameroon. The project will combine action research and awareness raising with peer learning and capacity building. To a large extent, it will be implemented by the Cameroonian chapter of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) and comprise the following main components:
- Defining legislative priorities for climate adaptation in Cameroon through stakeholder consultations including climate vulnerable groups and communities;
- Technical legal advice and assistance to review existing legal frameworks, apply legislative approaches and techniques, and draft rules and regulations through LRI’s network of expert advisers; and
- An in-country (round-table) dialogue between government, lawyers and civil society stakeholders to identify concrete legislative initiatives for climate change adaptation.