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Basav Sen

Basav Sen

Basav Sen is the cli­mate jus­tice project direc­tor at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and writes on the inter­sec­tions of cli­mate change and social and eco­nom­ic jus­tice. Pri­or to join­ing IPS, Basav worked for 11 years as a cam­paign researcher for the Unit­ed Food and Com­mer­cial Workers.


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Manchin's 'Dirty Deal' Isn't Dead Yet—But We Have Shown It Can Be Killed

Environmental and climate justice movements flexed their growing power in Washington, beating back a dirty environmental deregulation bill—for now.

Basav Sen ·


Biden Trip to Saudi Arabia Is a Signal to All Brutal Dictators of the World

President's visit to grovel for more oil shows that U.S. is perfectly happy to turn a blind eye to human rights atrocities and political repression if it suits U.S. business and geopolitical interests.

Basav Sen ·


Tax Extreme Wealth to Save Planet Earth

Vast fortunes, inherited or otherwise, simply would not exist without the assaults now destroying our planet. Taxing those fortunes to fund climate action could give us a shot at survival.

Basav Sen ·


The 'Soft Climate Denial' of the Biden Administration

The Biden administration claims to "believe the science" on climate, but its actions need to catch up with its words.

Basav Sen ·


Three Environmental Activism Stories That Will Give You Hope

It's people vs. fossil fuels, and the people are chalking up some impressive wins.

Basav Sen ·


Why COP26 Failed to Address the Climate Crisis

Western observers want to blame India for the failure of the UN climate talks. Not so fast.

Basav Sen ·


Let's Not Miss a Generational Opportunity to Transform Our Fossil Fuel Economy

The Build Back Better program isn't just inadequate on climate—it may be a disaster. Here's what movements are demanding next.

Basav Sen ·


The Fossil Fuel Industry Is Turning to Far-Right Authoritarians

As climate change intensifies and countries turn to clean energies, Big Oil will take increasingly desperate measures to survive.

Basav Sen ·

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