Jazmin Burgess is Deputy Director of the Inclusive Climate Action programme at C40 Cities and leads the Global Green New Deal work, which provides in-depth programme assistance and policy guidance to cities to deliver inclusive climate action and a just transition at the local level.

Prior to C40, Jazmin worked for the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, leading the team responsible for the mayor’s Green New Deal for London and as Senior Adviser to the deputy mayor for Environment and Energy. She spent eight years prior leading climate change and development initiatives and working on multilateral climate processes such as the Paris Agreement at the United Nations, including in Viet Nam, New York, and Geneva. Jazmin has also worked on migrant and refugee policy within UK government research projects, and on women’s rights campaigning for Amnesty International. She holds a diploma in International Climate Diplomacy awarded by the United Nations, a master’s degree in International Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and an undergraduate degree in Sociology, also from LSE.