Environmental lawyer Farhana Yamin talks about her childhood experiences after moving to the UK from Pakistan, her academic and professional journeys in the area of climate justice and her major achievement in ensuring the term ‘Net-zero by 2050’ was included in the Paris Climate Agreement. Farhana explains what drove her to take direct climate action by glueing herself to the Shell building, what she thinks the impacts of 2020 will have on our lives in the future and why community is so crucial to solving the social and ecological problems we are facing.
Farhana was a Political Coordinator of Extinction Rebellion from 2018-2019 and was named by the BBC Woman's Hour Power List 2020 as one of the most inspiring women in the UK in the area of the environment and the sustainability of our planet.
This is the local community group Farhana is involved in: www.thinkanddocamden.org.uk
And this is the blog post that Helen wrote in July 2020 inspired by Farhana: www.rudhaglas.com/2020/07/31/6fs-of-eco-living/
The book mentioned in this episode is Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth.
Music: Pablito's Way by Paolo Pavan