Suzanne Leclair, Legal and Technical Advisor for the Climate Change file, Mushkegowuk Council
Suzanne Leclair is the legal and technical advisor on the Climate Change portfolio for Mushkegowuk Council, the representative body for 7 First Nations communities, mostly located in the Western James Bay and Hudson Bay coast in Northern Canada. Suzanne advises Mushkegowuk on matters related to the geo-economics of the ecosystem services from Hudson and James Bay lowlands, one of world’s largest carbon sinks. Suzanne is also working in the Arctic with communities and oversees the implementation of impact benefit agreements, socio economic monitoring of resource development in ecological sensitive regions. Suzanne is a member of the Mushkegowuk Advisory network comprised of researchers, indigenous leaders and land users for the creation of an Sub-Arctic indigenous led wetland research network. Suzanne is an Ontario lawyer focused on sustainable development in Arctic and sub-Arctic regions.