People and Environment Over Profits: How Investor Rights Threaten Democracy, Human Rights and Degrade the Environment
Session I: Thursday, March 15, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Concentration: Business, Investment, and New Markets
Our democracy is at stake. Global trade agreements, which are international treaties, limit democracy by giving corporations rights not available under national laws. Corporations want to extend an investor-state dispute resolution to future trade agreements in order to avoid environmental and labor regulations that affect their bottom lines.
The Sierra Club's Trade, Human Rights and Environment Team will present
an interactive slide presentation to help people better understand free trade
agreements and what is at stake. Labor representatives and other experts will
join them for a discussion on how we put people and the environment ahead of
Andrew Christie, Director, Santa Lucia Chapter, Sierra Club
Larry Fahn, Past President and Board Member, Sierra Club
Chris Kennedy, Activist, Trade, Human Rights & Environment Team, Sierra Club
Martin Schlageter, Campaign Director, Coalition for Clean Air
Tim Robertson, Director, California Fair Trade Coalition
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