Tessa Khan

Climate Litigation Network, Urgenda Foundation

She is a a human rights lawyer working on climate change. She has spent most of the past 10 years working at the intersection of human rights and sustainable development policy. She has supported grassroots, regional and international human rights movements; advised governments on their human rights obligations; and supported litigation in regional and national forums. She is a lawyer with the Urgenda Foundation, which is pushing a legal case on behalf of almost 900 people aimed at forcing the Netherlands to cut emissions faster based on a previous court ruling. The basis for the argument is also on making governments stick to commitments that were made under the 2015 U.N. Paris Agreement on climate change.