IPS associate fellow Janet Redman is the former director of the Climate Policy Program. For more than a decade, her work has supported the transition from an extractive, fossil fueled economy to equitable, democratic and local living economies. To that end, Janet uses research, writing and strategic conversations to develop bold ideas in domestic and international policy spaces that redefine what is politically possible. She also practices nurturing deep relationships with grassroots organizations and networks in the global South and North is necessary to align policy advocacy with the goals of social, economics and environmental justice movements. Janet is currently the U.S. Policy Director at Oil Change International and serves on the board of directors of the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives.

Janet holds a Master’s Degree from Clark University in International Development and Social Change, where she focused her graduate research on regional trade integration and social movements in Latin America and the Caribbean. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Vermont.

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Trump Puts the Fossil Fuel Industry's Bottom Line Over the American People

Trump is trying to pit jobs against the climate, but we can have economic growth and protect the environment, Janet Redman tells the Real News Network.
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As the White House Drops the Ball on Climate, Expect the States to Pick Up the Slack

The consequences of Trump's proposed budget cuts to our environmental programs would be vast, but there's a lot cities and states can do to fight back, IPS climate policy experts Basav Sen and Janet Redman tell the Marc Steiner Show.
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While Trump Tries to Return to Coal, the Rest of the World Market is Turning To Renewables

Trump voters wanted an end to government corruption, but his list of energy advisers are all deeply embedded in the fossil fuel industry.
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Both Candidates Are Bad on Climate, and You Can Thank Campaign Finance Rules For That

Building new pipelines and subsidizing fossil fuels with taxpayer dollars will not help us avoid climate disaster, Janet Redman tells the Real News.
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Missing the Mark on Climate Justice

There’s an opportunity now to link racial, economic, and climate justice issues and galvanize a larger audience, Janet Redman told the Real News Network.

Institute for Policy Studies

Associate Fellow

Climate Policy

Email: janet@ips-dc.org

Climate Change, climate justice, Fossil Fuels, International Climate Finance, United Nations, World Bank