Climate injustice: How corporate courts block climate action
Corporate courts give fossil fuel companies the power to sue governments for taking action on the climate emergency.
They are an obstacle to a clean energy transition and to achieving climate justice. Including corporate courts in new trade deals that the UK is trying to do could set them in stone for the future – like in the trade deal with Canada and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Meanwhile existing bad corporate court deals, like the Energy Charter Treaty, are rearing their heads.
We need to call on the UK government to:
- Drop corporate courts in the UK-Canada trade deal
- Exit the Energy Charter Treaty
- Stop joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)