Scientific Café – Episode 10. Interview with Ms. Caroline Mair-Toby (2023) “Right to a Healthy Environment: Significance for the Ordinary Citizen.”
Ms. Caroline Mair-Toby is a lawyer and international environmental justice specialist with over 15 years of experience and research working with public, private and civil society stakeholders, specialising in climate change, climate diplomacy, climate justice, public international environmental and business and human rights law. She has 20 years research experience on Caribbean, African, Indian subcontinent and Pacific Island colonialism, empire, and postcolonial relations, and 5 years’ experience on Indigenous and Indigenous Maroons Peoples’ rights in biodiversity and climate/environmental justice. She has published and spoken widely on these issues. Caroline is currently the Founder and Director of the Institute for Small Islands; an Executive Director at SHE Changes Climate, an international NGO focused on increasing female representation at all levels of climate decision; and an Associate Attorney at Mair and Company, a Caribbean law firm, and a Director at the Fondes Amandes Reforestation Project. She has been a lawyer and liaison officer with various NGOs at the United Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since 2011, advising and facilitating legal and technical advice to Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) at the climate negotiations. She was most recently a delegate at UNFCCC COP26 Glasgow, Scotland as a member of team of lawyers attending the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP26 with London-based Legal Response International (LRI), and a delegate for the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago at UNFCCC COP27 Egypt 2022.