Hélène M. Benveniste

STEP Ph.D. student

Hélène is a fourth year Ph.D. student in the Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy (STEP) at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. In her dissertation, she focuses on interactions between damages from climate change, international migration and inequality, using Integrated Assessment Models and a scenarios-based approach. She is also interested in International Environmental Agreements design, and in communication between science and policymaking on climate change. Hélène graduated in 2012 with a MSc in science and executive engineering from Mines ParisTech, France. For her master’s thesis at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, she developed a statistical tool for scoring extreme climate events forecasts. She then started her career as deputy attaché for energy at the French Embassy in Germany. During the Paris Agreement year, she worked as research scientist and project manager of a scientific advisory group to the French climate negotiation team, focusing on assessing countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions. When not obsessing over climate change, Hélène can be found in the local movie theater or hiking in the nearest national parks.

Twitter: @HeleneBenvenist

Publications List: 

Impacts of nationally determined contributions on 2030 global greenhouse gas emissions: uncertainty analysis and distribution of emissions”  Benveniste H., O. Boucher, C. Guivarch, H. Le Treut, and P. Criqui, Environmental Research Letters, 2018, 13, 1, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aaa0b9.

Nations' pledges to reduce emissions and the 2oC objective”. O. Boucher, H. Benveniste, and C. Guivarch, EOS, 2016, 97, doi: 10.1029/2016EO052397.

In the wake of Paris, new directions for climate change research”. O. Boucher, V. Bellassen, H. Benveniste, P. Ciais, P. Criqui, C. Guivarch, H. Le Treut, S. Mathy, and R. Séférian, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2016, 113, 7287-7290, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1607739113.