Mayumi Sato


Mayumi Sato is a junior journalist and human rights researcher based in the United Kingdom. She has several years of experience working with climate-vulnerable and conflict-affected groups in the field, including Syrian refugees in Canada, Indigenous hill tribes in Thailand, trafficked fishermen and sea slaves from Indonesia, and timber processing SMEs in Lao PDR. She has also been involved in Ministerial-level climate policy discussions on reforestation, illegal logging, and gender and social inclusion in NDCs. She is passionate about translating socially-minded research to actionable policy and programming, and has previously conducted research on FLEGT VPAs, racial injustices in carceral institutions, and older people's rights in low-income and middle-income countries. She will begin her PhD in Sociology as a Gates Cambridge Scholar at the University of Cambridge in 2021.

By this writer
In Ghana, two young men are changing what climate justice looks like in the Global South
29 Jul 2021

A youth-led African climate advocacy group makes a case for climate reparations and recognition

A young eco-feminist is using storytelling to change climate policy
20 Jul 2021

Renata Koch Alvarenga is leveraging her family traditions to affect decision-makers with messages on gender and climate ...

For Greg Zegas, climate finance is also a matter of climate justice
14 May 2021

A young environmentalist discusses efforts to drive environmental equity through climate finance

3 youth climate activists on how COVID-19 has shaped their work
8 Dec 2020

Perspectives from a young journalist, organizational head and NGO worker