IATP works closely with U.S. and international partners to transform the negotiation and implementation of trade deals. IATP opposes trade deals that lock out public debate and oversight. Trade agreements should promote exchanges of the highest quality goods and services; be negotiated transparently and be democratically accountable within and across countries; support remunerative farms and prosperous rural communities; and protect the sustainability of natural resources and ecosystems in the U.S. and around the world.
International investment treaties and investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) play increasingly prominent roles in debates about the climate crisis and government efforts to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Around the world, states and international governance bodies are warming to the understanding that investment treaties threaten progress on decarbonization, sustainable development and the achievement of human rights. This report looks at three cases launched in the past two years against Canada, the United States and Mexico under the expiring ISDS process in NAFTA.
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