Bottom-up climate legislation in Cameroon

Briefing paper

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Date produced: 14/05/2018

To implement the Paris Agreement on climate change at national level, countries will need to review existing governance frameworks and adopt new rules and regulations. Under the umbrella of the African Climate Legislation Initiative (ACLI), the Cameroon Climate Change Working Group (CCCWG) initiated last year a ‘bottom up’ or demand orientated law review and development approach in Cameroon, that involved public consultation meetings with particularly climate vulnerable groups and communities. The report summarises the consultation process, findings and possible next steps. It does not offer generally applicable findings for Cameroon but suggests a general approach that – with the necessary resources and time – could be employed to organise a societal dialogue on a larger representative scale.

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