E-learning course on the Paris Agreement

What are the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement, low emission development strategies and market-based approaches? Can you describe the adaptation goal and potential support for developing countries?

In collaboration with UN Environment (UNEP), LRI has produced a new e-learning course on the Paris Agreement. It is free of charge and will help participants to understand the building blocks and main provisions of the Paris Agreement and the accompanying COP decisions.

If done in one go, it takes about 2 hours to complete the course, excluding additional materials.  After completing all the units and passing the final quiz, you will receive a certificate of completion. The course is available at http://e-learning.informea.org/course/view.php?id=38 You can register at http://e-learning.informea.org/course/view.php?id=38&section=2


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, 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.


Seeking Finance Trustee to join LRI Board

LRI Board is mainly made up of lawyers. The Trustees are now seeking to diversify the board’s overall skill set and looking for an individual who has in depth knowledge and understanding of current finance and accounting practices relevant to charities. For more details, please see “Trustee for Legal Charity” on the following link: http://www.afid.org.uk/topopportunities?role=5