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.

More about Farhana visit here.

Events

01 July 2022

Webinar: Racial Justice and the Decolonisation of Philanthropy

An opportunity for funders to listen and ask questions to racial justice experts to achieve more ...

14:00 - 15:30
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24 June 2022

WorldGBC+20 Global Solutions Forum

The first WorldGBC 20 Leadership Summit and the celebration of the WorldGBC 20-year anniversary taking place ...

09:30 - 10:40
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17 June 2022

The New York Times Climate Forward | Pride and Prejudice: Applying Learnings From Other Social Movements to Climate

Social norms and attitudes around issues such as racial equality, interracial marriage and homosexuality have shifted dramatically over a matter of decades. What can we learn about driving change from leaders of these successful social justice movements? And how can we apply these learnings to advance climate values and action? ...

18:00 - 19:15
The Conduit 6 Langley St, London WC2H 9JA, UK
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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

Funding the Justice Reset from Glasgow to COP27

03 Nov 2021 – Climate Justice – Just Transition Donor Collaborative

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Join us for the CJ-JT Donor Collaborative webinar: ‘Racial Justice and the Decolonisation of Philanthropy’

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Join us for the CJ-JT Donor Collaborative webinar: ‘Racial Justice and the Decolonisation of Philanthropy’
🗓01 July | 2-3.30pm BST
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1st day the @nytimes Climate Forward hub at The Conduit - 3 days of science, culture, policy, and debate as part of #LondonClimateActionWeek I joined brilliant speakers at the talk ‘The Legal Challenge to Climate Change’ see the full programme:
https://nyti.ms/3AgndXn #NYTCF

Sad to see U.S. Supreme Court decision in West Virginia v. EPA siding with #FossilFuels expansion 😔https://priceofoil.org/2022/06/30/response-supreme-court-west-virginia-epa/ via @priceofoil

Sharing the bios of our brilliant speakers for the webinar ‘Racial Justice and the Decolonisation of Philanthropy’ - experts in racial justice who will help clarify best practices needed to make racial injustice a thing of the past.
01 July | 2-3.30pm BST
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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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