Commissioners in Copenhagen: Leslie G. Fields, Esq.

Leslie Fields, Esq.

Leslie G. Fields, Esq., National Environmental Justice Director for the Sierra Club, is also an adjunct professor at Howard University School of Law, co-teaching international environmental law and co-coordinator of the Environmental Law Clinical Externship.
She formerly served as International Director of Friends of the Earth-U.S., and has worked with community groups, nonprofits, the private sector and all levels of government. She focuses on the intersection of international environmental justice, democracy, corporate and civic governance and globalization.

Ms. Fields has worked extensively on oil/gas natural resource extraction issues (e.g. the West African Gas Pipeline), as well as on climate change and water privatization in Western and Southern Africa. She has devoted time to serve on the boards of Horn Relief, a Somali women’s development and environmental organization, CERES (Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies), the National Black Environmental Justice Network, the Texas NAACP, and EPA’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Council’s International Subcommittee.

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