Farhana Yamin

Deputy Chair, Expert Advisory Group
Climate Vulnerable Forum

Farhana Yamin is an internationally recognized activist, environmental lawyer, climate change and development policy expert. She has advised leaders on climate negotiations for 30 years, attending nearly all major climate summits since 1991.

From 2013- 2018, she was an advisor to the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) and has been deputy chair of the Expert Group of Advisors to the Climate Vulnerable Forum, a coalition of 48 of the world’s most vulnerable countries that played a key role in the 2015 Paris Agreement negotiations. She is widely credited with getting the goal of net-zero emissions by mid-century into the Paris Agreement.

As a political coordinator of Extinction Rebellion, she played a key role in the April 2019 protests. Her community and creative work supports radical inclusion and spatial justice action research by supporting a variety of pop-up actions hubs in high streets and public spaces.

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