Daphne Wysham


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.


Arctic Melting at Record Rate

"We are living through a rate of warming that we haven't seen in 65 million years."

Winning the Fight Against Coal Financing

Hopefully, this is the dawn of a new day, when public financing of coal mines and power plants around the world is no longer acceptable. After 16 years of persistent pressure from IPS and other groups, our government seems to finally be listening.

Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire

The World Bank is phasing out of coal and ramping up support for "fracked" natural gas, even though research suggests that climate impacts of fracking may be even worse than coal.