1. Legal Response International



Legal charity supporting developing countries at UN climate negotiations seeks new trustees to help guide expansion of its work to include strengthening capacity of negotiators and policymakers for implementation of climate commitments domestically.

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Who we are

Legal Response International (LRI) provides free legal support to developing countries and civil society observer organizations on the international climate change negotiations under the UN. Its approach involves a network of legal experts from diverse jurisdictions, including law firms, barrister chambers, and universities.

The role

The impacts of climate change are becoming ever more serious, while international climate law is becoming ever more complex and demanding. Low income developing countries are disproportionately impacted, but with limited capacity to respond in comparison with those that have largely caused the problems.

We are a London based charity supporting climate vulnerable developing countries and civil society by providing high quality free legal assistance on climate related law.

Our work includes:

· providing legal advice in connection with UN climate change negotiations,

· organising or contributing to training and other capacity building events for a range of audiences, in both English and French,

· supporting national level climate related law and policy making.

LRI has a team of 4 staff, coordinating a network of over 170 legal experts from law firms, universities and barristers’ chambers who provide advice and assistance on a pro bono basis. Over the last 15 years, LRI has become a highly respected source of knowledge and support for low income developing countries and other vulnerable parties in the international climate negotiations under the UNFCCC. As international rule making is now substantially complete, we are increasingly expanding our work to include capacity building and support for national level policy making and implementation.

We are seeking 2-3 new trustees, with relevant expertise, enthusiasm and time to help guide this expansion of our work.

We welcome applications from outside the UK, particularly from climate vulnerable developing countries, but it will be useful if you are able to attend online meetings in the afternoon or evening, GMT. We are an equal opportunities organisation.

Experience in any of the following areas will be useful:

· Understanding of climate-related law and policy making, and/or climate finance and carbon markets

· Demonstrable understanding of the needs and priorities, and landscape of support, from beneficiary’s perspective

· Fundraising

· Communications and knowledge management.

Time Commitment: We hold 4-6 meetings per year, usually these are hybrid meetings in London and on Zoom. We welcome assistance as appropriate outside of these meetings.

Salary: None, but expenses available
Term of appointment: 3-4 years
How to apply and when: Please send your CV and covering letter to Jyoti Shrestha comms@legalresponse.org by no later than 17 May 2024
To find out more: Please contact pbird@legalresponse.org or the board’s co-chair Anne Miller anne@annemiller.uk

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