Colette Pichon Battle

Colette Pichon BattleFounder & Executive Director of the Gulf Coast Center for Law and Policy (Slidell, LA). Pichon Battle is a vehement defender of communities on the frontlines of climate change in the Gulf South. Despite serious challenges posed by COVID-19, Pichon Battle has anchored communities in Gulf South for a Green New Deal, which would advance long-existing work toward climate, racial, and economic justice in the regionShe manages GCCLP’s legal services for immigration law and disaster law and she was named an Echoing Green Climate fellow in 2015 and an Obama Fellow in 2019 for her work with Black and Native communities on the frontline of climate change.

Nominated by: Cynthia Sarthou, Executive Director of Healthy Gulf.