Daphne Wysham

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Daphne Wysham

Daphne Wysham is an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) where she is the  founder and co-director of the Sustainable Energy and Economy Network (SEEN). She has worked on research and advocacy at the intersection of climate change, human rights, fossil fuels, international finance, carbon markets and sustainable economies since 1996. SEEN’s pathbreaking research has resulted in shifts in public policy and investment at the national and international level.  She is currently working with sustainable businesses, government officials and civil society groups in the Pacific Northwest in transforming the region from a major fossil fuel export economy into a leading clean energy economy.

Wysham has played a leadership role on Capitol Hill, advising the Congressional Progressive Caucus on a progressive agenda for climate change. Her writings, commentary and analysis has appeared in national news publications and on radio and TV, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Grist, The Guardian, The Financial Times, and on Al Jazeera, Democracy Now!, The Real News, MSNBC, BBC, NPR, and Marketplace, among others. From 2003 to May of 2011, she hosted Earthbeat Radio and TV.

Latest

Dirty is the New Clean

A Critique of the World Bank’s Strategic Framework for Development and Climate Change.

The Waste-Pickers of Delhi

The original Delhi recyclers have turned garbage into cash for decades. Now, a carbon-credit-generating incinerator may put them out of business.

Why Carbon Offsets Backfire

With a city motto of "Exclusively Industrial," the town of Vernon was already a pollution magnet. Then offsets made it worse.

World Bank Climate Profiteering

As it tries to paint its image green, the Bank backs an Indian coal plant being built by the Tata Group.
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