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  • December 4, 2010

    The Globe and Mail (Canada)

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    "Last April, Mr. Morales played host to the People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, which issued a manifesto calling on rich countries to finance the 'decolonization of the atmosphere.' The Cochabamba Accord was endorsed by activist groups throughout the developed world.

    "'There is both a legal and a moral obligation to deal with climate debt,' says Janet Redman, a co-director of the [Sustainable Energy and Economy project at the] Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, who helped to draft the document. Among the speakers at Cochabamba was Canadian activist Naomi Klein, a vocal advocate of the need for reparations.

  • November 22, 2010

    Ecopolitology.org

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    "Recent loans for coal-fired power plants is evidence to the fact that the World Bank is still in the business of loaning money for massive construction projects with the most favorable cost-benefit ratio -- with benefits measured almost entirely in terms of economic benefits.

    "'[The World Bank] is constantly stalling on one very important policy: calculating the greenhouse-gas emissions produced by its own projects,' said Janet Redman , co-director of the Sustainable Energy and Economy Network at the Institute for Policy Studies. 'In its actions, the World Bank has deviated from its rhetoric,' Redman said."

  • November 19, 2010

    The Kansas City Star features article “Cancun: The Next Chance for Democratic Solutions to the Climate Crisis”

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  • November 19, 2010

    The Miami Herald features article “Cancun: The Next Chance for Democratic Solutions to the Climate Crisis”

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    Just as poor management of the local water utility hurt everyone in Bar Harbor, everyone on the planet will be affected by the way our leaders respond to climate change. Thus, everyone has the right and responsibility to be represented at the table.

  • October 21, 2010

    Bolpress

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    Nueve años después, el Banco administraba una cartera de inversiones del carbono rápidamente expansible, “que enriquece a la industria sucia y poco hace por ayudar a los 1.600 millones de personas que viven en la pobreza”, explica la codirectora de la Red de Energía y Economía sostenible del Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) Janet Redman.

    Nine years later, the Bank is brokering a rapidly expanding carbon trading portfolio, "that enriches dirty industry and does little to help the1.6 billion people living in energy poverty."

  • October 11, 2010

    The New York Times

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    "'In its actions, the World Bank has deviated from its rhetoric,' said Janet Redman, co-director of the Sustainable Energy and Economy Network at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington. 'It has not done clean energy when it could. It has not prioritized clean energy sources over traditional fossil -fuel sources. And it is constantly stalling on one very important policy: calculating the greenhouse-gas emissions produced by its own projects.'"

  • October 1, 2010

    The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) features article “Leading the Way to a Smarter Future”

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  • September 29, 2010

    The Xenia (OH) Daily Gazette features article “Leading the Way to a Smarter Future”

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  • September 27, 2010

    Reuters

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    "It is gut-wrenching and kind of sickening that Palau has been put in this position by those who have developed on the backs of the country's future," said Janet Redman, a sustainable energy researcher with the Institute for Policy Studies, a Washington D.C.-based think tank. "We are contributing to the process of an entire country disappearing."

  • September 27, 2010

    Common Dreams features article “Leading the Way to a Smarter Future”

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