Bioneers 2024 Conference

Colette Pichon Battle

Vision & Initiatives Partner | Taproot Earth

Colette Pichon Battle

Colette Pichon Battle, a generational native of Bayou Liberty, Louisiana, is an award-winning lawyer and prominent climate justice organizer. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, when Black and Indigenous communities were largely left out of federal recovery systems, Colette led the Gulf Coast Center for Law and Policy (GCCLP) to provide relief and legal assistance to Gulf South communities of color. After 17 years at GCCLP’s helm, as frontline communities from the Gulf South to the Global South face ever more devastating storms, droughts, wildfires, heat, and land loss, she co-founded Taproot Earth to create connections and power across issues, movements, and geographies.

Keynote Address:

Colette Pichon Battle – Expanding Our Movements for Climate Justice

March 28th | 11:41 am to 12:04 pm

Panel Presentations:

The Challenge of Democracy in a Climate Emergency

March 28th | 4:45 pm to 6:00 pm