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  • Founder and CEO,Track 0

Farhana Yamin is the Founder and CEO of Track 0.

She is a leading international environmental lawyer and climate change and development policy expert. She has provided legal and policy advice to many different countries and constituencies over the last 20 years working especially the least developed countries and the Alliance of Small Island States.

Farhana has worked with the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), leading work relating to the development of low emissions development strategies in developing countries and the development of progressive coalitions in international negotiations including the Cartagena Dialogue.

She was Director of the Climate Change and Energy Programme of the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development for 10 years, and Director of the BASIC Project which brought together experts and government representatives from Brazil, South Africa, India and China for the very first time in 2004 – 2008 to discuss climate policy issues.

She was a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex between 2003-2009. She also taught climate change law and policy at the University College London (UCL).

Farhana has also worked as a consultant to the European Commission, providing advice on the EU Emissions Trading Directive. She was Special Adviser to Connie Hedegaard, EU Commissioner for Climate Action, on issues relating to the international negotiations and

She published numerous books and articles on the climate/development nexus. She was also a Lead Author for Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for three successive reports.