LRI booklet launched in Cameroonian Parliament

On Wednesday, 13 June 2018, an LRI publication on initial suggestions for developing legislative interventions on climate change through public consultations was officially launched in the National Assembly of Cameroon in Yaounde. Following the Cameroonian equivalent of Prime Minister’s question time, the second item on Parliament’s agenda for the …

Law Society Excellence Awards

LRI outstanding work and innovative model received a  high accolade at the prestigious Law Society Excellence Awards that took place in October 2017. The law firm Simmons & Simmons, who has been one of our key supporters over the years – giving LRI office space for hosting the Situation Room and for its employees, and […]

LRI at COP23

Hosted by Fiji, the 23rd Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP23) took place in Bonn on 6 -17 November 2017. The meeting focused on developing the so-called Paris Rule book, the rules and processes necessary to turn the Paris Agreement into climate action, whilst also recognising the importance of pre-2020 action and ambition. […]

Lawyers needed for good climate legislation in the South

To implement the new Paris Agreement on climate change and their nationally determined contributions into meaningful action on the ground, governments will also have to develop new policies, legislation and institutions. Gaps in local expertise mean that law and policy makers will benefit from the experience and expertise of lawyers from other jurisdictions. …