Portland, Oregon could teach the world a thing or two about climate laws that count.
Daphne Wysham is the founder and director of the Sustainable Energy and Economy Network (SEEN), formerly a project of the Institute for Policy Studies and now a project of the Center for Sustainable Economy in Portland, Oregon. Wysham is concurrently an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. 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.
SEEN is now working in alliance with peoples’ movements, grassroots groups, Native Americans and others throughout the Pacific Northwest in ensuring the U.S. and Canadian governments live up to their moral obligations of preserving a stable climate for generations to come. It is building a strong network of activists committed to ending all new fossil fuel export infrastructure in the Pacific Northwest, with the goal of upholding Native American treaty rights, abiding by the scientific call to keep over 80 percent of proven fossil fuel reserves in the ground, and ushering in a new era of abundant, safe, clean renewable energy to power a truly sustainable economy.
Wysham has played a leadership role on Capitol Hill, advising the Congressional Progressive Caucus on a progressive agenda for climate change. From 2003 to May of 2011, she hosted Earthbeat Radio and TV.
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