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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.
Ms. Redman on the Summit:
“I look at the climate crisis as a symptom of a broken economic system. Right now dominant culture has chosen to organize economic and social relationships around exploitation to serve unlimited growth – but we live on a finite planet. Those of us who care about climate justice are compelled to participate in re-organizing our economies to be in right relationship with each other and the earth. Women have always been, and I believe will remain, on the front lines of building relationships centered on dignity, respect and the value of life. That’s why I think the IWECI summit is such an important gathering, and its outcomes are so needed.”