Meet June Sekera, MPA

June Sekera, MPA, , Senior Research Fellow, Visiting Scholar, The New School
At the New School, Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies, she is director of the Public Economy Project where her work includes the topic areas of collective choice, collective finance, re-thinking the measurement of public sector production and the role of government in climate change mitigation. At the Heilbroner Center, she initiated and is leading a project on “Climate Change and Collective Need,” focused on public policy with regard to one particular form of climate change intervention: atmospheric carbon reduction.

On May 18, 2022, June Sekera appeared with co-author Neva Goodwin on Science for the Public's Contemporary Science Issues & Innovations program to discuss Hard Facts about Carbon Capture and Storage. The discussion was based on their 2021 article Why the Oil Industry’s Pivot to Carbon Capture and Storage –While It Keeps On Drilling – Isn’t a Climate Change Solution. This article provides excellent information about how the fossil fuel industry has delayed action on climate change.

In the 05/18/21 interview, Sekera and Goodwin explained the industry's promotion --and the federal investment-- in a problematic "solution" to the atmospheric CO2 crisis: Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS). They described how CCS projects have failed to scale up and have failed to capture significant CO2 , and how CCS projects damage the environment --all at taxpayer expense. They discussed the real solution: biological sequestration, which can be deployed immediately at much less expense and is environmentally -and socially-- very beneficial.

June Sekera's additional affiliations include:

  • Research Fellow at the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University
  • Research Fellow at the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, University College London

For complete information see June Sekera's website