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. She works part time at the Doc Society coordinating the Climate Reframe Project which seeks to amplify the voice of racialized minorities in the UK environment movement.

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Events

17 November 2022

The Role of Culture & Heritage in Loss & Damage: Multi-layered Considerations, New Frameworks, Pathways to Hope.

In this session, colleagues will share their loss and damage cultural journeys towards more holistic, culture-rich, ...

09:00 - 10:00
Resilience Hub
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04 November 2022

Women Declare Emergency and Raise Climate Ambition

An inclusive event powered by SHE Changes Climate and Partners. Providing open access to inspiring dialogues from around our planet. ...

All Day
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01 November 2022

The People’s COP 27

Action on Climate Virtual Event ...

08:00 - 09:00
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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

Racial Justice and the Decolonisation of Philanthropy

01 July 2022 – Climate Justice – Just Transition Donor Collaborative

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A provocative 🧵 How would #COP27 be different if the decision makers were a snapshot of the global population chosen by #Sortition? 50% women, 10% no formal education, 70% living on $10 or less a day, 17% from India, 13% white? This is what we did with the 2021 #GlobalAssembly

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In low-energy finish, oil and gas escape censure at #COP27

✍ @climatemegan @ChloeFarand @joeloyo in Sharm el-Sheikh

https://www.climatechangenews.com/2022/11/20/in-low-energy-finish-oil-and-gas-escape-censure-at-cop27/

Just like at #COP24 in Katowice, Saudi Arabia is again blocking the negotiations, maybe it’s time to remind them that, if we don’t phase out all #FossilFuels rapidly, the first thing that goes up in flames along with the planet is the Saudi vision 2030. #COP27

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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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