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International Program

Earthjustice

www.earthjustice.org

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Reform of International Finance and Trade
  • Grant Amount $180,000
  • Grant Period August 1, 2004–July 31, 2006
  • Location San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Geographic Focus North America

About this grant

The Earthjustice International Program was created to encourage international trade institutions to be more responsive to environmental concerns and more effective in promoting sustainable development.The program works in partnership with others in the international environmental community to establish, strengthen and enforce national and international protection for the environment and public health.Multiyear funding will enable Earthjustice to pursue objectives that include opening domestic and international trade development and dispute resolution processes to public participation; preventing the weakening of environmental laws as a result of international trade challenges and policies; building the capacity of citizens and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the United States and abroad to participate in the development of trade policy that includes strong environmental protections; and counteracting environmental impacts of trade-related developments.Accomplishments during the past two years included convincing North American Free Trade Agreement investment tribunals to allow NGOs to participate in international investment disputes; raising public awareness through the media; securing public access to all documents produced during the negotiations of the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement; and building the capacity of Latin American citizens and NGOs to analyze, document and respond to the environmental impacts of expanded trade.