Daphne Wysham

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Daphne Wysham

Daphne Wysham is a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) where she directs the Genuine Progress Project. The Genuine Progress project is utilizing a new economic indicator, now in place in the states Maryland and Vermont, the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI), to better capture and measure the markers of a high quality of life.

Wysham is also 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 a frequent guest speaker on the concerns around carbon markets — and carbon offsets in particular — in generating meaningful greenhouse gas emissions reductions.

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!, MSNBC, BBC, NPR, and Marketplace, among others. From 2003 to May of 2011, she hosted Earthbeat Radio and TV.

Latest

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.

Hoodwinked in Bali on Carbon Credits

The current climate change framework pits rich against poor, exploits indigenous peoples and benefits industries that are the biggest offenders.

World Bank OK With Blood For Oil

It's painfully clear, as the blood spills on both sides of the Chad border, that the consortium of international oil companies and their allies at the World Bank won't let anything stop a drop of oil from flowing to global markets.
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