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Climate-Friendly Trade: People and Planet over Profits

It’s time for a fundamentally different approach to trade. We must create a new trade model that’s rooted in fighting inequities, respecting workers’ rights, fostering healthy communities, and seeking climate and environmental justice.

A Sierra Club discussion paper offers 15 ideas for how to bring decades-old trade rules, found in pacts like NAFTA, into alignment with today’s climate imperatives. They seek to fulfill three core goals:

  • Protect climate policies

  • Increase climate protections

  • Mitigate climate impacts