Grace Yu


Grace was a civil rights litigator when she first came to work for the Rainforest Alliance in 1996, where she served both as legal counsel and major gifts officer.

Grace is currently a trustee of The Ashden Trust, a UK grant making charity that tackles climate change through the following programme areas: connecting people with nature, sustainable farming, avoiding deforestation, and aligning financial markets with the Paris Agreement. She also supports its sister charity Ashden, which annually grants awards to innovative sustainable energy solutions. She sits on the board of the African Rainforest Trust, which is dedicated to conserving Tanzania’s Eastern Arc rainforest through local forest management and grassroots community conservation. Grace lives in London with her husband and two children.

Forest canopy - photo by Sergio Izquierdo

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