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Janet Redman
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Janet is co-director of the Sustainable Energy and Economy Network, where she provides analysis of the international financial institutions’ energy investment and carbon finance activities. Her recent studies on the World Bank’s climate activities include World Bank: Climate Profiteer, and Dirty is the New Clean: A critique of the World Bank’s strategic framework for development and climate change. She has appeared on several radio programs and C-SPAN 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.

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 work in youth and women’s empowerment through community farming and sustainability has brought Janet from coastal Maine to the heart of Worcester, Massachusetts 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.

Entries by Janet Redman

Electrifying Africa... But at What Cost to Africans?

(14) Comments | Posted September 17, 2013 | 12:48 PM

Written with Emira Woods, IPS and Elizabeth Bast, Oil Change International

Two U.S. initiatives to provide Africans with electricity seem likely to lead to large, climate-polluting projects rather than the locally sourced renewable energy rural Africa needs.

As children throughout the United States head back to school,...

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Wall Street's Climate Finance Bonanza

(3) Comments | Posted April 17, 2013 | 4:34 PM

By Janet Redman and Antonio Tricarico

Government officials from an elite group of developed countries meeting in Washington, D.C. at the invitation of U.S. climate envoy Todd Stern appear to be on the brink of instigating yet another corporate handout and big bank giveaway -- this time in...

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Now Will Obama Break His Climate Silence?

(3) Comments | Posted November 8, 2012 | 11:21 AM

Like most U.S. climate activists, I breathed a sigh of relief as the election returns rolled in.

You didn't have to be paranoid to fear that Mitt Romney just wasn't taking seriously the potential devastation in store for us if we don't change course. The Republican hopeful even...

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Washington Should Lead on Climate or Stop Standing in the Way

(3) Comments | Posted June 6, 2011 | 3:48 PM

Over the next two weeks, representatives from 194 nations will meet in Bonn, Germany, to push forward a deal to stabilize the global climate and help poor countries address the inevitable changes that global warming brings.

Tornadoes, record-breaking heat waves, devastating floods, and worst-in-a-century storms are rocking U.S. communities with...

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World Bank Doesn't Belong at the Green Climate Fund's Drawing Table

(4) Comments | Posted April 7, 2011 | 4:01 PM

More than 90 environment, development, human rights, and anti-debt organizations from around the world want the Bank to have no say in setting up this key new tool for helping poor nations address climate change.

The UN climate talks held in Cancún late last year paved the way for a...

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Taxing Financial Speculation, Raising Funds for Critical Needs

(61) Comments | Posted February 15, 2011 | 3:00 PM

Levying a tiny tax on financial transactions could help build a healthier and more stable future.

Political discontent simmered for decades in Egypt, but soaring food prices helped push public frustration past the boiling point. As the political drama there continues to unfold, it's critical...

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