Archive: Press Releases

Welcoming our Newest Board Member, Actor and Activist Danny Glover

Glover’s experience as a human rights activist will help strengthen IPS’s connection to progressive transformation projects worldwide.

IPS Statement on Donald Trump’s Energy Advisor Pick

Trump’s choice of energy advisor signals environmental policies that will lead to climate catastrophe.

Ideas Into Action: 2015 Annual Report

Take a look at our 2015 annual report to see how IPS worked to shift the narrative, build power through social movements, and change the rules for lasting, meaningful change.

Paris Agreement – Diplomatic Success, Planetary Disaster

IPS climate expert Janet Redman on why the Paris climate agreement is nothing to celebrate.

Fifth Split This Rock Poetry Festival Presents Nation’s Most Acclaimed Poets

Special Kick-Off Event with U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera

On Heels of Obama’s Historic Visit to Cuba, Advocates to Gather in Washington

The International Committee, accompanied by dozens of supporters from across the United States and beyond, will descend on Washington from April 18-22 for a second “Days of Action against the Blockade.”

Report – Mining, Corporate Social Responsiblity, and Conflict: OceanaGold and the El Dorado Foundation in El Salvador

This report will be presented at OceanaGold’s office in Melbourne on Thursday, the 36th anniversary of the murder of Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero.

Long-awaited U.S. Contribution to the Green Climate Fund Welcome – But Action Needed on Keeping Fund “Clean”

IPS Climate Policy Director Janet Redman comments on U.S.’s $3 billion pledge to the Green Climate Fund

Wall Street Bonuses Double Full-time Minimum Wage Worker Earnings

Wall Street bonuses totaled $25 billion in 2015 —double the combined annual earnings of all American full-time minimum wage workers.

IPS Response to Supreme Court Stay of Clean Power Plan

Janet Redman, IPS’s Climate Policy Director, responds to the Supreme Court ruling.

By Signing the World’s Largest Trade Pact, U.S. Government is Gambling with our Future

IPS Statement on the Signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

IPS Statement on the Release of Jason Rezaian and Other Detainees

Statement from Phyllis Bennis, IPS’s Middle East expert

European Leaders Remain Committed to Financial Transaction Tax, Could Raise Billions for Climate Action

A coalition of ten European countries moved forward with a proposal to implement a tiny tax on financial transactions at today’s Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) meeting in Brussels.

Gates Funding Welcome, but No Substitute for Finance Commitments in Paris Climate Agreement

Experts from the Institute for Policy Studies available for interview from the Paris negotiations from November 30th through December 12th.