Don’t let corporate courts block climate action

Corporate courts give fossil fuel companies the power to sue governments for taking action on the climate emergency. They are an obstacle to a clean energy transition and to achieving climate justice.

The UK is starting its independent trade policy and we should be getting rid of corporate courts. Instead, the government looks to be about to set them in stone - signing new deals with corporate courts in them, like the UK-Canada deal and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and recommitting to an existing big corporate court deal, the Energy Charter Treaty. 

This year the UK is also hosting the UN climate conference, COP26. The UK needs to leave the Energy Charter Treaty before COP or it could scupper any pledges made at the summit. If enough of us speak out about this and draw public attention, they could be forced to back down.

Tell Boris Johnson and the trade department not to let corporate courts block climate action.

For more information read our briefing: Climate injustice: How corporate courts block climate action