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Environment, Development and Trade Project

Canadian Environmental Law Association

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Reform of International Finance and Trade
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2006–December 31, 2006
  • Location Toronto, Canada
  • Geographic Focus Canada, Mexico, United States

About this grant

This grant will enable the Canadian Environmental Law Association to extend its research, outreach and advocacy work aimed at improving the environmental aspects of Canadian, North American and global trade policies. Project activities include monitoring trade negotiations and trade policies; analyzing new policy proposals; advising Canadian federal, provincial and municipal governments on issues related to trade policy and the environment; educating the public; and working with other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to develop and promote alternative policies.During the past two years, the association responded to ongoing trade negotiations by contributing research and analysis to NGOs and government officials; published reports and presented at workshops and conferences to widely disseminate the research results, analysis and recommendations; provided legal opinions, advice and education for NGOs, government officials, international organizations and others working on trade and investment; and organized educational opportunities for youth leaders.The association, established in 1970, is a leading member of the trade and environment policy community in Canada.