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.


A Lesson Kids Understand, but Congress Does Not

It's a sad commentary on the state of our country that our children are terrified by what our elected officials are failing to do: Uphold laws that protect their health.

The Dawning of GDP’s Hegemony

When the Great Depression hit, Congress lacked any tools with which to accurately measure just how the economy as a whole was faring.

Tar Sands Protests in Front of the White House [VIDEO]

For several days now, protesters have assembled outside the White House to express their opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline. The proposed pipeline will carry toxic, corrosive bitumen from the tar sands and will stretch over 1,700 miles from Canada to Texas. There, it will be refined, primarily for export.

Nothing More than Hot Air

The World Bank's perverse incentives to pollute continue preempting a better, more principled way forward.