PANNA: Resource Pointer #392 (Free Trade and the Environment)
*Analysis of the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) Concerning Agriculture, 2004* Steve Suppan. Considers the potential impact of the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) on farmers, and predicts the agreement will present a major setback for U.S. sugar farmers and a damaging blow to Central American farmers. 8 pages. Available as a free download at http://www.iatp.org/. Contact Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), 2105 First Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404; phone (612) 870-0453; fax (612) 870-4846; email firstname.lastname@example.org; website http://www.iatp.org/.
*Responsible Trade: When Bad Things Happen to Good Laws: How International Trade Pacts Threaten California's Environmental Laws, 2004* Patrick Woodall. Explains how international trade agreements, such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), place California's environmental laws and safeguards at risk. 15 pages. Available as a free download at http://www.sierraclub.org/trade/california/ Contact The Sierra Club; 85 Second St., Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105; phone (202) 675-7907 or (415) 977-5500; fax (415) 977-5799; email email@example.com; website http://www.sierraclub.org/.
*Citizen's Trade Campaign, website*http://www.citizenstrade.org/tradeagreements.php. Includes detailed information on international trade agreements such as CAFTA, FTAA, WTO, NAFTA, etc. Links provide specific information on the implications of these agreements for the environment, democratic institutions, labor rights, human rights, agriculture and access to medicine. Contact Citizens Trade Campaign, PO Box 77077, Washington, DC 20013; phone (202) 778-3320; fax (202) 293-5308; email firstname.lastname@example.org; website http://www.citizenstrade.org/.
*Democratizing the Global Economy, website* http://www.globalexchange.org/campaigns/. Offers an "Easy Introduction to the Global Economy" that explores the role of economics, corporate globalization, labor and corporate accountability. Presents targeted campaigns to reform global trade rules, hold corporations accountable for environmental damages, build strong and free labor, and promote fair and environmentally sustainable alternatives. Contact Global Exchange, 2017 Mission Street, #303, San Francisco, CA 94110; phone (415) 255-7296; fax (415) 255-7498; website http://www.globalexchange.org/.