IPS associate fellow Janet Redman is the former director of the Climate Policy Program. For more than a decade, her work has supported the transition from an extractive, fossil fueled economy to equitable, democratic and local living economies. To that end, Janet uses research, writing and strategic conversations to develop bold ideas in domestic and international policy spaces that redefine what is politically possible. She also practices nurturing deep relationships with grassroots organizations and networks in the global South and North is necessary to align policy advocacy with the goals of social, economics and environmental justice movements. Janet is currently the U.S. Policy Director at Oil Change International and serves on the board of directors of the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives.

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 and social movements in Latin America and the Caribbean. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Vermont.


Janet Redman provides live updates from the UN Climate Summit, Doha

Co-director of the Sustainable Energy and Economy Network at IPS, Janet Redman, provides live updates from the UN Climate Summit, Doha, on the Green Climate Fund, a “Robin Hood” tax on financial transactions, protests, and more.

Now, Will Obama Break His Climate Silence?

We must hold him accountable for living up to his visionary rhetoric and call him out on the shortsightedness of his energy policy.

Is Obama Taking Climate Voters for Granted?

I’m not going to let Obama hold my hand in public until he starts acting like the man who courted the climate community before the last election.

Last Chance to Put Climate on the Debate Agenda

Both President Obama and Governor Romney have to break their silence on climate change in the third and final presidential debate tonight

Civil Society to World Bank President Dr. Jim Kim: Add Your Voice to the Choir of Support for a Financial Transactions Tax

Now’s the time for the World Bank’s leader to make a bold move on the FTT.

The Green Climate Fund’s “No-Objection” Procedure and Private Finance: Lessons Learned from Existing Institutions

IPS teamed up with Friends of the Earth and the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives to produce this set of recommendations for the future of the Green Climate Fund.

Photo Slideshow: An Act of Art

I joined artist activists in London for a guerilla installation and performance piece at the Tate Modern Museum to protest oil giant BP’s involvement in the art community.

A Robin Hood Tax Can Raise Big Bucks for People and the Planet

U.S. Climate activists are joining a global call for a tax on financial transactions.

The Elephant in Rio

Don’t bank on a new “green economy” to solve our climate challenges.

A Recipe for Climate Action

Just a pinch of fear can go a long way.

Durban’s Climate Debacle

What we got from Durban was largely a set of promises to do something…some other time.

Durban Diary: The Waiting Game

As the doors on government meetings swing shut, Janet ponders whether our future will be one of ecological stability or planetary chaos.

Durban Diary: Climate Reality Check

What we need in Durban is a commitment to complete the mandate that already exists. Countries must deliver a renewed Kyoto Protocol, and effective Green Climate Fund, and substantial money to fill it.

Durban Diary: Dispatch from the Ground

As UN climate negotiations in Durban, South Africa, go into their final week, Janet Redman, co-director of IPS’s Sustainable Energy & Economy Network, provides a quick update on the talks.

Durban Diary: Who is the One Percent at the UN Climate Convention?

Not yet ready to condemn the UN climate change summit, Janet lists the culprits in the corporate, government and diplomatic world who are to blame for the struggle to move forward.

Durban Diary: #Occupy the COP

A former Central American president proposes that all vulnerable countries should occupy the UN climate change meeting and refuse to leave until progress is made.

Durban Diary: Repaying Climate Debt

We have to mobilize the political will of rich countries to share the wealth.

Durban Diary: What’s on the Table?

Many countries — especially the wealthiest ones — are dragging their feet.

Durban Diary: UN Summit’s Stormy Backdrop

Scientists are finding increasing evidence that climate change is behind the recent surge in extreme weather.

A Blizzard of Bad Climate News

If you want to get your grandkids something they’ll be really thankful for this holiday season, fight to stop climate change.

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