FARHANA YAMIN

LAWYER, AUTHOR, SPEAKER, ACTIVIST

Farhana is an internationally recognized environmental lawyer, climate change and development policy expert. She has advised leaders and ministers on UN climate negotiations for 30 years, representing small islands and developing countries and attending nearly every major climate summit since 1991. In addition to founding Track 0, she is an Associate Fellow at Chatham House, a Director of Impatience, Senior Advisor to SYSTEMIQ, a FRSA and Visiting Professor at University of the Arts, London, and deputy chair of the Climate Vulnerable Forum expert advisory group. She is currently the Coordinator of the Climate Justice & Just Transition Donor Collaborative Project – a project bringing together some of the world’s largest private philanthropies on an educational journey about how to tackle systemic inequalities through intersectional solutions.

She was voted Number 2 on the 2020 BBC’s Power List with the judges describing her a “powerhouse of climate justice” and is active in numerous community-based initiatives and social justice movements. She is a columnist at Business Green and appears regularly in the media. She trained as an outdoor education leader and did a number of courses on nature connection, including how to support racialized minorities to access & enjoy green spaces. She works part time at the Doc Society coordinating the Climate Reframe Project which seeks to amplify the voice of racialized minorities in the UK environment movement.

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Events

12 December 2022
13 December 2022
30 November 2022

Women’s Forum Global Meeting 2022

The 17th annual Women's Forum Global Meeting will engage our community of leaders and change-makers on key issues of our post-pandemic world, from the climate crisis to the rise of global conflicts. ...

11:10 - 11:45
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17 November 2022

Losing the Irreplaceable: Loss & Damage, Culture & Heritage

Culture and heritage along with Indigenous and local knowledge systems are increasingly vulnerable to loss from ...

09:00 - 10:00
Resilience Hub
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TV / Media

CALLING ALL ARTISTS: THE CLIMATE CRISIS IS RECRUITING | Doc Society x Sundance Festival

21 Feb 2022 – Sundance Festival

TEDx Kings Cross: How we are Going to Solve Climate Change

29 Nov 2021 – TEDx

Racial Justice and the Decolonisation of Philanthropy

01 July 2022 – Climate Justice – Just Transition Donor Collaborative

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1/26.📜NEW PAPER: Important @progenvgeog text on "An Emerging Governmentality of #LossAndDamage" shows that the root causes of #LossAndDamage are being obscured, whilst Western knowledge and technocratic interventions are being centred.

🔗Read it here: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/27539687221148748#

I just signed this "cease and desist" letter to fossil fuel CEOs from @GretaThunberg, @vanessa_vash, @SumakHelena, and @Luisamneubauer. It demands an end to the fossil fuel projects that are destroying our planet. Join us! @Davos @wef #wef23 https://fb.avaaz.org/campaign/en/davos_2023_loc/?wgfuotb

1/3.📊Super useful visualisation from @SaleemulHuq and @mimansha of the mosaic of funding sources that should be tapped to address #LossAndDamage from #ClimateChange both under and outside the @UNFCCC.

“There’s still a climate emergency in Pakistan, even though the cameras have gone away. There are still 20 million people who are still affected, with 8 million people exposed to inundated water,” said @sherryrehman

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Events

Farhana is an accomplished keynote speaker and features regularly in climate symposiums, conferences and webinars. Check her upcoming and past events here.

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Publications

Farhana has written many books, articles and is a regular columnist about climate justice & the UN climate negotiations, having attended nearly every UN climate summit and COPs since 1991. Many of her publications are available on this website.

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