Daphne Wysham

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Daphne Wysham "is a Fellow and board member of the Institute for Policy Studies, founder and co-director of the Sustainable Energy and Economy Network, a project of IPS, and founder and co-host of Earthbeat Radio, which airs on 54 stations in the U.S. and Canada, reaching over 2 million listeners. SEEN conducted the initial research which drew attention to the disproportionate ratio of fossil fuel investments by international financial institutions, including the World Bank. Translated into numerous languages, these studies resulted in: demands for reform from members of the US House and Senate; hearings held in the Italian Senate and Dutch Parliament; and Italian Prime Minister and former Vice President Al Gore calling for reforms. SEEN launched an international campaign in 1998 that, in 2001, resulted in World Bank President James Wolfensohn calling for an independent study of extractive industries (EIR). The EIR called for the World Bank to phase out of fossil fuels immediately, and rapidly phase in renewable energy. Wysham is a former Fellow of the Transnational Institute, Amsterdam; former editor-in-chief of Greenpeace Magazine; and associate of the Center for Investigative Reporting. She is a board advisor to the Nuclear Information and Resource Service, and a member of the Durban Group for Climate Justice. She obtained her BA with high honors from Princeton University in 1983." [1]

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  1. Daphne Wysham, Institute for Policy Studies, accessed September 25, 2009.