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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
What Do the Elections Mean for the Environment?
November 4 - Republicans are claiming they are the voice of the people after the elections. But on climate change, they are turning deaf ears.

Event
Debate: Cap and Trade
October 5 - IPS staffer Daphne Wysham debates whether a Carbon Cap and Trade Policy is the best economically viable method to achieve a sustainable level of carbon emissions in the United States.

Blog
Better Late Than Never: Obama puts solar panels on White House
October 5 - Whatever caused the change of heart, President Obama has restored a small sense of hope among climate activists that he really will make climate change a focus for him in coming months.

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