Jazmin Burgess is C40’s Director for Inclusive Climate Action where she manages the team and strategic direction of C40’s work with cities on equitable, inclusive and fair responses to the climate crisis- including city policies and programmes, peer-to-peer learning, mayoral advocacy and leadership, and data and research. Jazmin has held previous roles at C40 as Deputy Director for Inclusive Climate Action and Head of the Global Green New Deal Initiative. Before joining C40, Jazmin worked for four years at City Hall in London for current C40 Chair Mayor Sadiq Khan as Head of Climate Change Mitigation, and as Senior Adviser to the Deputy Mayor for Environment, Shirley Rodrigues. Before City Hall, she spent eight years at the United Nations for UNDP and UNICEF on development and climate approaches at the country and HQ level in London, Hanoi, Geneva and New York where she worked on the process to negotiate and deliver the Paris Agreement, with particular focus needs of Global South countries.
Jazmin started her career working for the UK Government on refugee and migrant policy and at Amnesty International on gender campaigning. She holds a diploma in Climate Diplomacy awarded by the UN, an undergraduate degree in Sociology and a Master’s in International Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).