Posted: January 26, 2024

Lydia is a Legal Analyst and the National Rapporteur for Kenya at the Climate Change Litigation Initiative (C2LI). She contributed the chapter on Climate Litigation in Kenya in the book “Comparative Climate Change Litigation: Beyond the Usual Suspects” that led to C2LI. She is an Attorney admitted to the Kenyan bar with both research and practical experience in litigation and in climate change law and policy. As a litigation counsel, she has represented government and non-governmental entities in national and regional courts within East Africa on constitutional law, judicial review, and environmental law cases. She also has expertise in climate policy formulation and has been advising subnational governments in Kenya on mainstreaming climate change considerations into sectoral legislations and policies and formulating climate related policies for them. She has worked in Africa and Europe and speaks English, Swahili, German and other local languages in Kenya (Luo and Luhyia). In addition to C2LI, Lydia is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Law and Political Science at University of Graz where she is part of ClimLaw: Graz – a research centre for Climate Law. She is also a doctoral candidate within the Doctoral Programme Climate Change at the same University.