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. She is a Director of Impatience Ltd and runs the Climate Justice and Just Transition Donor Collaborative which brings together some of the world’s largest climate philanthropies to shift power and resources to frontline communities to create climate solutions that also tackle systemic inequalities. She is an Honorary Fellow of Somerville College, Oxford University, a Senior Advisor to SYSTEMIQ, a FRSA and Visiting Professor, University of the Arts, London, as well as 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. She trained as an outdoor education leader and has completed 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 climate activists and experts from racialized minorities in the UK environment movement.

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24 February 2023

KDocs Film Festival 2023: Rebellion Film Screening

Keynote Speaker: Farhana Yamin, Lawyer, Author, Speaker, Activist; Co-author, Paris Climate Accords Rebellion brings you behind-the-scenes with ...

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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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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.