Monday, August 01, 2005

About Aden Van Noppen

Aden Van Noppen will graduate from Brown University in 2009 with a major in Development Studies. She focuses on the relationship between climate change, energy, and development, and has spent the fall of 2007 studying in India.

In 2006, Aden founded and led emPOWER, Brown's successful campaign for climate action. She is also a member of the university committee to develop Brown's energy and emissions policies and was appointed by the Providence City Council to the Clean Energy Task Force, advising the city on how to attain 20% renewable energy by 2010. In 2007, Aden was awarded the Udall Scholarship for her environmental leadership.

Aden has been a research fellow at the Breakthrough Institute since 2006. She performed research for the book Breakthrough: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility and co-authored "Fast, Clean, Cheap: Toward an Investment and Innovation Policy Framework to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions," a white paper published in the Harvard Law and Policy Review that outlines a strategy to build a clean energy economy in the US. Aden is also a founding member of Breakthrough Generation, the first youth initiative ever launched by the Breakthrough Institute.

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