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.

More about Farhana visit here.

Events

29 September 2022

Net Zero Festival

Time: 12:10 – 12:30 Session title: “Legally Green: How Climate Litigation could turbocharge the net zero transition” Session description: “Climate change ...

11:00 - 12:00
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20 September 2022

Webinar: Climate Justice Re-Granters and Movement Building

How might re-granters better support climate justice movements? What are the models that can shift power ...

14:30 - 16:00
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18 August 2022
20 August 2022

Medicine Festival

EMERGE REMEMBERING OURSELVES AS NATURE You are invited to join us as one small yet vital part of ...

All Day
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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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For the first time in history, human activities are jeopardizing #water at its very source. #Climatechange & deforestation are reshaping the #monsoon, causing ice on the Tibetan plateau to melt, affecting freshwater supplies to more than 1 billion people.
https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/new-economics-and-governance-of-water-by-mariana-mazzucato-et-al-2022-09

“There is really no option but progress on ‘#LossAndDamage’ at #COP27. It is a make-or-break issue," - @WorldResources Preety Bhandari tells @WSJ.

Read: http://ow.ly/rF9W50KRRMU

Today, the Human Rights Committee, held that Australia has violated the rights of Torres Strait Islanders by failing to protect them from climate change. This is the most important climate decision yet issued by an international human rights tribunal. 1/12

People are uniting to end the cycle of destruction. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/23/thousands-call-for-climate-reparations-and-justice-in-global-protests

You probably saw World Bank head David Malpass deny climate change this week, but might have missed John Kerry throwing a fit at @farhanaclimate over loss and damage, a key issue heading into COP27.

I wrote about the outburst and asked for her response: https://newrepublic.com/article/167828/john-kerry-refuses-feel-guilty-climate-change

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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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