Mayumi Sato


Mayumi Sato is a junior journalist and researcher based in the UK. 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 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 interested in translating research to actionable policy and outcomes, and has conducted research on FLEGT VPAs, racial injustices in carceral institutions, and older people's rights in low and middle-income countries, for which she has been awarded and featured by the UN, Ministries of Environment, and National Geographic, among others. She is currently a PhD student in Sociology as a Gates Cambridge Scholar at the University of Cambridge.

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Five youth-led restoration projects to know
22 Jun 2022

Here’s what the inaugural Restoration Stewards cohort achieved

For change-making youth, restoration means mobilizing their communities
17 Mar 2022

Meet the six new recipients of our Restoration Stewards award

With the clock ticking to COP26 in Glasgow, youth unite behind policy recommendations
22 Oct 2021

Here’s what young climate activists achieved at the inaugural Pre-COP youth event

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