Jake Billingham, BEIS, discusses Environmental Justice, Disability Rights, and Intersectionality with Pauline Castres.
Pauline Castres is climate change, disability rights, and global health policy and advocacy professional with over ten years of experience working with local and national governments, EU institutions, and UN agencies. This year, Pauline has been named one of the thirty most influential disabled activists in the world by Diversability, and one of the 100 most powerful disability advocates in the UK by the Shaw Trust’s Disability Power 100 for the work I have done in policy and advocacy.
Pauline has led high-profile advocacy projects - for UN agencies, the British Medical Journal, The Lancet, and several health charities - including a project that won the EU NGO Health Award in 2016. Pauline has recently worked on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) in developing countries, with a focus on the intersectionality between disability and gender in education settings. Pauline is currently setting up her own platform to train climate activists on disability issues, as well as disability activists about climate issues.