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Janet Redman is director of the Climate Policy Program at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, where she provides analysis of the international financial institutions’ energy investment and carbon finance activities. She appears regularly on radio, TV and in print sharing positive visions for fair and equitable climate action in the United States and overseas. As a founding participant in the global Climate Justice Now! network, Janet is committed to bringing hard-hitting policy analysis into grassroots and grasstops organizing. She is currently working with grassroots coalitions and global campaigns like the Climate Justice Alliance and Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice to develop innovative policies to reinvest in the new economy. Janet serves on the board of directors of the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives.
Before joining IPS, Janet was a visiting faculty member at the College of the Atlantic and directed the Watershed Initiative of the Center for Applied Human Ecology at the College. Her involvement in youth and women’s empowerment through community farming and sustainability has allowed Janet to work with local activists from coastal Maine to Bangladesh.
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 in Latin America and the Caribbean. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Vermont.
G20 Missed Its Chance to Take Action on Climate Change
November 5 - This week leaders of the world's largest economies once again missed an opportunity to actually do something on climate change.
Obama: If You Can't Lead Then Get Out of the Way
November 4 - Major U.S. environment, development and faith groups call on President Obama not to block European countries' progress toward a financial speculation tax at the G-20 Summit.
I Was Arrested Today at the White House to Say No to Dirty Energy and the Tar Sands
August 24 - "Today I'm risking arrest to urge president Obama to be the leader that puts healing the planet and families over the interests of the fossil fuel industry."