Director, Student Energy
Mrinalini currently serves as a researcher and Manager at the Environmental Law Center at the University of Cologne in Germany. She is a lawyer by training, with an M.Sc. in environmental sciences, and works at the interface between law and environmental science. Her main areas of interest are international environmental and climate change law; carbon taxes and carbon pricing; and environmental crime, in which she is also conducting her doctoral research.
Her previous role was as a Legal Affairs Fellow at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat in Bonn, working in intergovernmental matters, treaty implementation and capacity-building on climate change law. She specializes in in capacity-building and outreach projects, and has conducted trainings for parliamentarians, policymakers, civil society and students. She will also be teaching International Environmental Law at the Faculty of Law at the University of Cologne in 2021.
In India, she previously litigated cases in environmental law, appearing as an Advocate before the National Green Tribunal, and has advised the climate media non-profit, ‘Climate Tracker Inc.’ as a Policy Associate.
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