Funding to support climate legislation in Cameroon









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, 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 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.