Chloé Farand is a Reporter for DeSmog UK. She began working as a freelancer in November 2016 during COP22 in Marrakesh and joined the DeSmog UK team as a staff writer in January 2018. Chloé is interested in covering the activities of UK oil and gas companies abroad, the AIM junior stock market and the use of public money in financing fossil fuel projects. She also has experience covering the UN climate talks and international negotiations. After working in east London local press, Chloé went freelance in January 2017. She has since been published numerous times in The Independent, the i newspaper, the New Statesman and Bella Caledonia. Of dual nationality, French and British, Chloé was born in Paris and studied at the University of York in England before completing a post-graduate journalism course at Cardiff University in June 2015.
By Chloe Farand, DeSmog Blog
Should fossil fuel companies that knew their products contributed to climate change for nearly 40 years and did nothing about it now be allowed to have their say inside the UN climate talks?
Extinction Rebellion: From the UK to Ghana and the US, Climate Activists Take Civil Disobedience World-Wide
By Chloe Farand, DeSmog UK
This was the birth of Extinction Rebellion, a movement that calls for mass economic disruption using non-violent direct action and civil disobedience to halt the destruction of the planet and its wildlife and prevent catastrophic climate change.