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LAWYER, AUTHOR, SPEAKER, ACTIVIST
Farhana is an internationally recognized lawyer and climate justice activist. She has provided legal and strategy advice to small islands leaders and ministers on UN climate negotiations for 30 years attending nearly every COP/UN climate summit since 1991. She runs the Climate Justice and Just Transition Donor Collaborative which brings together some of the world’s largest climate philanthropies to create climate solutions that also tackle systemic inequalities. She coordinates the Climate Reframe Project which seeks to amplify the voice of climate activists and experts from racialized minorities in the UK environment movement. She trained as an outdoor education leader, focusing on nature connection, including how to support racialized minorities access & enjoy green spaces.
She is Director of Impatience Ltd, an Honorary Fellow of Somerville College, Oxford University, a Senior Advisor to SYSTEMIQ, a FRSA and Visiting Professor, University of the Arts, London, and Deputy Chair of the Climate Vulnerable Forum Expert Advisory Group. 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.
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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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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.