Maha Husain is the Team Lead for the Climate and Environment Initiative (CEI) and a Research Associate at the Research Society of International Law (RSIL), Pakistan. She completed her law degree from the University of Cambridge (Downing College). Maha is currently serving as a Max Thabiso Edkins Climate Ambassador 2023 for Pakistan. As an MTE Climate Ambassador, she connects with youth climate leaders worldwide, learns from World Bank experts and GYCN and C4C knowledge partners, and takes meaningful climate action in her community and globally. Maha is also a recipient of the Storytelling Initiative grant from the Leadership & Learning for Sustainability Lab at McGill University (supported by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Canada), where she is receiving mentorship to produce a podcast that centres the voices and work of those on the frontlines of socio-environmental crises.
Maha has obtained numerous climate change certifications through participation in courses, including the Climate Change Law Short Course offered by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), the Climate Change and Water Short Course for South and South East Asia offered by Griffith University and funded by the Australian Water Partnership, the Climate Law and Governance Specialisation Course offered by the Climate Law and Governance Initiative (CLGI), and the School of Climate Change (SoCC) Michaelmas 2022 programme organised by the Oxford Climate Society (OCS).
Maha’s research interests include climate change and environmental law, public international law and Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL).