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  • Author or Editor: Daniel Armel Owona Mbarga x
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Climate change litigation is growing around the world in general and in common law African countries in particular, but there is no ‘trend’ of climate cases in civil law African countries. This chapter presents the causes that limit the development of climate change litigation in civil law African countries – but it also highlights the civil society organizations that aim to further climate justice.

The chapter focuses on Cameroon in the Congo Basin. It shows the legal obstacles that prevent the development of climate litigation and the potentialities that exist. From the research it appears that access to justice is restricted in Cameroon, as standing is conditional and so only some legal entities can bring environmental cases. However, civil society organizations are doing important work on the ground to protect the environment and contribute to climate justice through advocacy and monitoring of natural resources management. Even though climate litigation could be brought by entities like decentralized public collectives, the monitoring and advocacy work done by civil society organizations to enhance climate justice in Cameroon should not be overlooked.

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