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.

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Events

25 May 2022

Webinar: Centering Justice in Global Climate Finance Governance on the Road to COP27

A timely opportunity for funders to ask how COP27 can accelerate and deliver climate finance to ...

14:30 - 16:00
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25 April 2022
29 April 2022

DocSociety Climate Story Fund Impact Lab

Over the last 17 years, Doc Society has developed deep expertise in guiding independent storytellers through ...

16:00 - 20:00
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22 April 2022

Earth Day | University of the Arts London

UAL Climate Emergency Network presents: EARTH DAY: Appetite for Justice Friday 22 April 12-2pm, The Street at Central St Martins This ...

12:00 - 14:00
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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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Great action by @FosFreeResearch students to demand an end to fossil fuel funding – Oxford & Cambridge have accepted £22 million in dirty oil money between them

It's time to kick these climate criminals out of our universities for good

https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/cambridge-university-students-and-academics-occupy-bp-institute-b2080786.html

One week to go! Join the webinar: ‘Centering Justice in Global Climate Finance Governance on the Road to COP27’, organized by the Climate Justice - Just Transition Donor Collaborative.
🌱 25 May 14:30-16 BST
Register via: https://bit.ly/3ysetN8

@kjellkuehne @PaulChatterton9 @RLS_Klima @PeterJNewell_ @farhanaclimate @AntoniaJuhasz @NnimmoB @fergusgreen @RDNS_TAI @Tzeporah THANK YOU. This is the most important work there is.

📢 NEW REPORT ALERT: Climate Vulnerable Forum releases 'Climate Survival Leadership Barometer' tracking national #climate targets with detailed commentary on the NDC updates over 70 countries 🌏 Details ⬇️ #MidnightClimateSurvival #MidnightReport https://thecvf.org/our-voice/news/press-releases/climate-vulnerable-forum-releases-climate-survival-leadership-barometer-tracking-national-climate-targets

Final thread on the Significance of today's landmark final report from @CHRPhilippines. Thanks for hanging in there. If you can only read one thread, this one sums things up.

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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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