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An internationally recognized environmental lawyer, climate change and development policy expert, Farhana Yamin has advised leaders and countries for 20 years. COP 21 in Paris will be her 18th UN climate summit. She will be advising the delegation of the Marshall Islands.In addition to founding Track 0 she is an Associate Fellow at Chatham House, a visiting Professor at University College London and a member of the Global Agenda Council on Climate Change at the World Economic Forum. She has published numerous books and articles on the nexus of climate change and development and served as an advisor to the European Commission on Emissions Trading Directive from 1998-2002, later serving as Special Advisor to Connie Hedegaard, EU Commissioner for Climate Action for 2012-2013. From 2010-2012 she oversaw the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation multimillion dollar investments and continues today to provide research and strategy development for a number of foundations. Between 1996 and 2002, she was Lead Author for three assessment reports for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on adaptation and mitigation issues. She continues to provide legal, strategy and policy advice to NGOs, foundations and developing nations on international climate change negotiations under the UNFCCC.

 

Track 0 is an independent not-for-profit organisation serving as a hub to support all those working to get GHG emissions on track to zero by mid-century. We convene leaders and provide strategic research and advice, communications and networking support to governments, businesses, investors, philanthropies, communities and campaigns run by civil society.

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