Finance & Economic SystemsWe aim to create a more environmentally sustainable and socially just world by transforming financial and economic systems. We work to redirect tax policies and public spending to make polluters pay for the costs of their pollution, and to drive the transition to a cleaner, low-carbon economy. At home and abroad, we advocate for policies that minimize environmental and social harm and fund a brighter future. In the United States, we strengthen regulations to encourage sustainability in financial markets and fight trade policies that allow companies to run roughshod over the environment and human rights. We also work with allies around the world to alter lending practices at financial institutions such as the World Bank, the U.S. Export-Import Bank and Wall Street banks that fund polluting activities and harm communities in developing countries.
Finance & Economic Systems Tell Congress: Stop Trump’s new NAFTATAKE ACTION
Forests Tell TIAA: Cut ties with conflict palm oilTAKE ACTION
Forests Tell Vanguard: Go deforestation & land grab-freeTAKE ACTION
Despite Trump and Abe’s regressive pro-coal agendas, coal is the energy of yesterday, while renewables are the energy of today and tomorrow.
Activists will greet Gov. Brown with banners outside his scheduled appearance at the National Press Club to demand an end to new fossil fuel projects in California and a plan to phase out the state’s dirty fuel extraction.
Donald Trump has coerced South Korea into accepting changes in the U.S.-Korea trade agreement that would increase exports of U.S. cars that fail to meet Korea’s auto emissions standards.
This dynamic is on the verge of changing, as the threat of increased oil tanker traffic in California to feed the refinery sector is raising awareness about the sources of that crude oil.
Through the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im), Trump is pushing developing countries toward dependence on coal for decades to come.
A new NAFTA on the TPP model would lead to less regulation of Big Ag’s environmentally harmful factory farming practices resulting in worse air and water pollution, inhumane treatment of animals, deforestation, and massive use of environmentally-hazardous pesticides, chemical fertilizers and fossil fuels.