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Daphne Wysham
Co-Director
Sustainable Energy and Economy Network
Director
Genuine Progress Project

daphne@ips-dc.org
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

Blog
On Not Scaring Ourselves to Death: Moving Beyond the Adrenaline Rush of a Good Storm to an Energy Revolution
October 29 - Can we grow up and out of scaring ourselves like this? Published in Think Progress.

Op-Ed
The Six Stages of Climate Grief
September 3 - I have discovered a new sixth stage, beyond acceptance of the truly depressing climate science: doing The Work. Published in The Huffington Post and Common Dreams and Think Progress and The Liberty (TX) Vindicator.

Commentary
How Did Coal-Rich India End Up With Power Blackouts?
August 24 - How climate change and Word Bank decisions lead to the crisis.

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