Legal capacity building has been identified by many developing countries as a key priority if they are to make a meaningful contribution to the current climate change negotiations and be able to translate commitments made under the Paris Agreement into domestic laws and policies. In response, LRI has developed training tools for negotiators and national policymakers from Least Developed Countries and other vulnerable developing countries.

Free and Open E-Learning Course

Climate Change International Legal Regime

Based partly on LRI materials, UN Environment and UNITAR have produced an e-learning course on the UN climate regime. It is is designed to help participants understand the key provisions, commitments and mechanisms established under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Kyoto Protocol and Paris Agreement. Each lesson has practical interactive exercises and quizzes to test acquired knowledge. If done in one go, it takes approximately 3 hours to complete the course, excluding additional materials.  After completing all the units and passing the final quiz, participants receive a certificate of completion. The course is free to use. To access it, you will need to register directly on the course website: https://elearning.informea.org/enrol/index.php?id=37

Training Programmes

LRI works hand-in-hand with country stakeholders and partners to tailor training programmes that correspond to specific needs and stages in the UNFCCC negotiations process. Training programmes include teaching materials, presentations and practical exercises. Some of our training materials are available in the table below.

TopicsNotes and exercisesPresentation
Paris Agreement and RulebookPowerPoint
Presentation
Climate LegislationPowerPoint
Presentation
Public international lawCourse
notes
PowerPoint
presentation
International environmental law (IEL)Course
notes
PowerPoint
presentation
Climate change regime – Convention, Kyoto Protocol and further negotiationsCourse
notes
 
Procedural rules of the climate negotiationsCourse
notes
PowerPoint
presentation
Treaty Law, drafting and interpretationCourse
notes
 
Negotiation skills for lawyers PowerPoint
presentation
 Compliance in international agreements Powerpoint
presentation
 Flexibility and final clauses PowerPoint
presentation
 Legal aspects of the 2015 agreement PowerPoint
presentation
 Enjeux de la COP21, formes de l’Accord,
place des CPDN
 PowerPoint
presentation
 Processus de Négociations sous la CCNUCC PowerPoint presentation