Svitlana Romanko

founder and director Razom We Stand

Svitlana Romanko is founder and director of the Ukrainian organization Razom We Stand, which grew out of the successful #StandWithUkraine campaign to end the global fossil fuel addiction that feeds Putin’s war machine. Ms. Romanko launched and coordinated both groups once the Russian war against Ukraine began.

She has been an environmental lawyer for over twenty years and high-impact climate justice campaigner for a decade. In 2022 Svitlana was awarded the Rose Braz Award for Bold Activism. Svitlana holds a PhD in Environmental, Natural Resources, Land and Agrarian Law, and a doctorate on Climate Change Law, Climate Governance and Climate Policy. She worked for and the Laudato Si Movement, and has been a senior consultant for a Just Green Recovery and Green Deal in Eastern Europe. She regularly writes for, and interviews with, international top-tier press as a featured expert.

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