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Mathilde Rainard

Project Researcher

University of Leeds

Mathilde Rainard is PhD researcher working at the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) at the University of Leeds. Her research focusses on taking an intersectional approach towards justice implications of energy demand reduction policies in the housing and transport sectors in the United Kingdom and France to generate policy recommendations for a fairer net-zero transition.

From 2017 to 2020, she worked in the private sector managing socio-environmental projects for foundations. In 2022 she worked for UNFCCC as part of their Gender and Action for Climate Empowerment Team, where she supported research and negotiations efforts. In her research she engages with citizens as well as actors in the public and private sectors to encourage collaborative decision making in the context of the net-zero transition.

She has achieved her MSc in Climate Change and Environmental Policy at the University of Leeds in 2021 after graduating in 2018 from Sciences-Po in France where she studied politics, law and economics as an undergraduate and postgraduate student.

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