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This programme aims to secure the natural assets of local and vulnerable communities by supporting and promoting due process rights. The increasing discoveries of minerals, oil and gas portend great challenges for human rights, social justice, and sustainable development in Kenya.
The increasing discoveries of minerals, oil and gas portend great challenges for human rights, social justice, and sustainable development in Kenya.
Violations of fundamental human rights, denial of access to environmental investments, failure to ensure equitable benefit sharing, denial of access to information, denial of opportunities for participation in decision making, and denial of justice in environment-related matters become commonplace are some of the challenges that local communities, particularly the poor and marginalized, such as women, children, youth, the elderly, and minority ethnic groups, endure at the local, county and national levels.
Climate change, water and energy are inextricably connected; action in one area has impact on the others. Climate change is a major driver of increasing temperatures, loss of snow pack and changing precipitation. Related extreme events such as droughts, storms and floods significantly degrade water catchments and reduce water availability and quality, ultimately impacting life cycles of water and energy.
The Paris Agreement, reached at COP21 in 2015, commits governments to take urgent action to combat climate change. It reinforces a collective goal of not only holding global warming to1.5 degrees by 2050, but also enhancing adaptive capacity and strengthening resilience to climate-related hazards and natural disasters. Reducing climate impact and slowing further warming requires collaborative actions and all-hands approach, working across sectors and governing levels.
ILEG works with governmental agencies, private sector, research institutions, local communities and national and international non-governmental organizations to scale up capacity and raise ambition for climate action
Our research on climate change, energy systems and water management informs effective policy making and practice. We support national and county governments to formulate and implement robust policies and favorable, transparent and stable regulatory frameworks on climate change, water management and green growth. We empower local communities and NGOs to participate in energy, water and climate change governance.
We offer training and technical support to public, private, non-governmental, sub-national and regional entities and international organizations that seek accreditation to the GCF and other climate funds.We work with governmental agencies, research institutions, research institutions, NGOs and local communities to promote climate innovation and investment in order to reduce vulnerability and strengthen resilience to climate hazards and natural disasters while slowing further warming.
ILEG will strive to ensure the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of social status, gender, culture, religion, race, age or national origin in the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.
The Environmental Democracy and Justice programme aims to secure the natural assets of local and vulnerable communities by supporting and promoting due process rights.
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