Drought, deforestation, lack of access to clean water and green energy sources. This is just a snapshot of some of the environmental challenges faced by communities in rural Kenya and shared by participants of Kenya’s first Green Academy. The Green Academy brings together 21 young people from different backgrounds and diverse regions of the country [...]
This guide identifies challenges and entry-points to promote dialogue with everyone who has a stake in environmental governance, especially those who are most vulnerable.
WFD is supporting Kenyan parliamentarians as they build their understanding of COP26 and examine of Kenya’s progress on environmental goals.
This guide for parliamentary practice outlines an approach to assessing the implementation and the impact of climate and environmental legislation at national level.
Today, the UK hosts the Climate Ambition Summit, which marks one year to go until the COP 26 Climate Change Summit. At COP26, major decisions will be taken which will have a fundamental impact on our world. Our planet still needs help and currently, the help we are providing is not joined up. Democracy, the environment, and human rights are viewed by [...]
The COVID-19 pandemic has left many governments feeling torn between focusing on addressing the virus and ensuring a recovery on the one hand and addressing the climate emergency on the other. WFD believes that, if they are transparent and inclusive, democracies can do both. The Indonesian Parliament’s Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation Bureau (BKSAP) list climate change as [...]
Early lessons from France and the UK on the roles of climate citizens’ assemblies and legislators to enhance climate action
The UK Citizens’ Assembly on Climate Change and the French Citizens’ Convention on Climate have recently put forward reports and proposals. The fate of citizens’ proposals depends on their translation into legislation.