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Tessa Khan

Executive Director, Uplift.

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Tessa is the Executive Director and founder of Uplift, a research and campaigning organisation that supports a just transition away from oil & gas in the U.K.

Uplift has coordinated high-profile and successful campaigns including for a windfall tax on the oil and gas industry in partnership with organisations fighting fuel poverty, and against the Cambo and Rosebank oil fields. Prior to founding Uplift, Tessa was co-founder and co-director of the Climate Litigation Network, which supports groundbreaking strategic climate litigation around the world. She has spent almost two decades supporting grassroots, regional and international movements for justice and has served as an expert advisor to United Nations Human Rights bodies and national governments across the globe. In 2019, Tessa was named by Time magazine as one of 15 women leading the fight against climate change.