The White House is gambling with our health, jobs, and environment by embracing the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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.
Here are five key quotes from the encyclical that will shake up the global climate debate.
Obama must either ditch his all-of-the-above energy strategy or forget about leaving a climate-healing legacy.
Climate action is the right thing to do and smart economics.
We must hold him accountable for living up to his visionary rhetoric and call him out on the shortsightedness of his energy policy.
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.