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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
American Power Act
May 13 - New energy bill mixes support for coal, nuclear, and oil industries with measures meant to reduce pollution and planet-warming emissions.

Op-Ed
Moving our Nation Beyond Petroleum
May 12 - Let's use the BP oil disaster as the impetus we need to really and truly become oil-free by 2030. Published in The Star-Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul) and Philadelphia Inquirer and The Sun News (Myrtle Beach, SC).

Op-Ed
Crime Pays for BP
May 10 - Corporations can get away with murder and environmental devastation, and make billions doing it. Published in Common Dreams.

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