Adjunct professor of environmental studies Mindy Blank ’10 participated in the COP21 climate meetings outside Paris that culminated in an agreement announced over the weekend. Representatives from 196 nations attending the COP21 climate meetings adopted an agreement Saturday that covers both developed and developing countries. The agreement sets the goal of limiting the world’s rise in average temperature to “well below 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius.”
Mindy attended the talks as a project coordinator for HELIO International, a Paris-based non-profit that helps nations transition towards a low-carbon based economy by developing sustainable, economically feasible alternatives.
Mindy earned a masters degree from Vermont Law School after graduating from GMC in 2010. She spent time in Paris working for the International Energy Agency, helping countries accelerate the deployment if renewable energy and energy efficiency technology.