Farhana Yamin is an environmental lawyer, climate change and development policy expert who has advised leaders and countries for over 20 years.
She is the founder of Track 0 and an Associate Fellow at Chatham House. She has taught climate change law for many years, including as a visiting professor at University College London. Between 1996 and 2002, she was a negotiator for the Alliance of Small Island States, working on the Kyoto Protocol and its market based mechanisms and was also lead author for three assessment reports for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
She was an advisor to the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) for the 2015 Paris Agreement and played a key role in building the High Ambition Coalition, led by RMI’s Minister Tony de Brum. She is widely credited with getting the goal of net-zero emissions by mid-century into the Paris Agreement. She continues to provide legal, strategy and policy advice to NGOs and foundations on international climate change negotiations and climate litigation relating to the Paris Agreement.