About Kirsten Youens

Kirsten Youens is an environmental justice lawyer based in South Africa. She's the CEO of climate advocacy nonprofit All Rise, and is currently the legal representative for the Somkhele community in KwaZulu-Natal.

Stories

  1. Article: A Community Torn Apart by Coal Mining Taught Me Environmental Rights Are Human Rights
    In My Own WordsEnvironment

    A Community Torn Apart by Coal Mining Taught Me Environmental Rights Are Human Rights

    By Kirsten Youens|Jan. 21, 2021

    Lawyer Kirsten Youens has seen the impact of fossil fuels on a community in South Africa. Read more