Bridget Burns specializes in policy advocacy, research and movement building at the intersection of gender equality, women’s rights and environment/climate justice. She has worked on integrating gender equality into the decisions and outcomes of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). She serves as the co-Focal Point of the Women and Gender Constituency, which supports the political participation of women’s rights advocates into the climate process. Previously, Burns worked at LEAD International training environmental leaders. Burns has also spent time completing on site practicum on various development issues: renewable energy infrastructure in Beijing, global health issues in Tunisia, disaster risk and resilience in Bangkok, and women’s economic development in Costa Rica. She is currently in a number of climate activist groups, as well as a feminist writing collective.
I felt this conference was life changing. I am truly inspired and am plotting both career and personal changes to live up to the great lessons I learned. Both the sessions and the networking were vital.