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Daphne Wysham
Sustainable Energy and Economy Network
Genuine Progress Project

Institute for Policy Studies
Washington, DC, 20036

Sustainable Energy and Economy Network Genuine Progress Project

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 TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe Washington PostGristThe GuardianThe 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.

Recent Work

Is the Democrats' Talkathon on Climate Change Just Talk?
March 12 - IPS Fellow Daphne Wysham debates whether the Senate Democrats' all-nighter means that they are serious about tackling global warming.

Media Advisory
Report from Climate Scientists Confirms What Climate Justice Advocates Already Know: The Time to Act is Now
September 27 - "We hope the IPCC’s report will help skeptics understand that the jury is in and has issued a clear ruling: climate change is underway and we must do all we can to slow it down," said Janet Redman, climate expert at the Institute for Policy Studies.

The Tata Mundra Coal Plant: A Test for Presidents Obama and Kim
September 12 - Coal is a bad investment - for the poorest, for those consuming the power, for the World Bank, and more broadly, for all of us.

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