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

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
View Details
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
View Details
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
View Details
No event found!
Load More

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

Follow the conversation

Excellent @guardian article from @lagipoiva highlighting the ambitious nature of #Vanuatu's enhanced #NDC which commits to 100% renewable energy by 2030 and calls for a #LossAndDamage Finance Facility to be delivered at #COP27!
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/14/vanuatu-one-of-most-climate-vulnerable-countries-launches-ambitious-climate-plan

"John Kerry and other US negotiators will now have more credibility as they press other countries to raise their #climate ambition in the run-up to the climate summit in Sharm-el-Sheikh." @aldenmeyer on the passage of the 🇺🇸 Inflation Reduction Act. #COP27 https://www.e3g.org/news/inflation-reduction-act-brings-us-in-reach-of-climate-goals/

Water bosses are taking home obscene pay packets & bonuses, yet have utterly failed us all. We must bring water back into public hands - and while we're at it, adopt widespread pay ratios so bosses earn no more than 10x the salary of the lowest paid in their companies

I have seen firsthand the impact of sea level rise, drought & floods.

Loss & damage due to the climate crisis are happening now.

We need a concrete global response that addresses the needs of the world’s most vulnerable people, communities & nations.

Check out #CultivatingJustice > https://soundcloud.com/farmerama-radio/sets/cultivating-justice

A @farmerama__ + @LandworkersUK #podcast weaving together conversations, music & reflections from black people, people of colour, trans, queer, & women, on their relationships with #land, #growing and #identity🌱🌈🌏

Load More...

Blog

Sign up for Farhana’s Blog FYi: For Your Information, a regular newsletter about climate justice, just transition and international negotiations including COPs.

Subscribe to FYi: Farhana's Blog



Events

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

Book Farhana as a speaker via the contact form

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.

Menu