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Hi <<First Name>>,

But public pressure works to stop them

Already this year we’ve had the good news that corporate courts were dropped from the UK-Australia trade deal, something Global Justice Now supporters like you helped to make happen. Now we need to make sure corporate courts aren’t included in the UK-Canada deal, and we don’t have long! 
 
Together we are a powerful voice speaking up for our rights and challenging the corporate agenda. Thank you for all you do to fight for trade and climate justice.  
 
With my best wishes 
Jean Blaylock, campaigner at Global Justice Now 
 
P.S. in case you want to read further, my previous email is included below.

Hi <<First Name>>,

I’m writing to you today to ask for your help stopping the fossil fuel industry’s secret weapon – corporate courts.

After decades of tireless organising and campaigning across the world by people like you and me, governments are finally starting to listen to demands for meaningful climate action.

But now big corporations are suing governments in ‘corporate courts’ for billions of pounds to force them to back down on their progressive environmental policies.

The UK could be next, so we need to act now.

Corporate courts are in the UK-Canada deal and we have just a few months to get corporate courts dropped. What happens in this deal could set the UK’s direction on corporate courts for the future.

To know what we’re up against we only need to look to the Netherlands. Multinationals Uniper and RWE are both suing the Dutch government for passing a law phasing out coal to help tackle the climate crisis. We already know RWE wants €1.4bn. As public pressure builds in the UK to block new coal mines and airport expansion, new trade deals could hand corporations the chance to demand billions here as well.

We know public pressure can stop corporate court deals – it’s been done many times before!

In June we had the good news that corporate courts had been dropped from the UK-Australia deal, something Global Justice Now supporters like you helped to make happen.

South Africa, India, Tanzania, Indonesia and New Zealand have all taken steps to review, limit or terminate existing corporate court deals and refuse to sign new ones.
Corporate courts are a global issue that requires a global response. That’s why we will continue our work to reject corporate courts altogether working with allies across the world beyond the imminent UK deals. As part of this work, we are mobilising people to attend the COP26 climate talks to raise awareness of how corporate courts are fuelling the climate crisis.
 
Corporate courts make climate action harder, slower and more expensive at a point when we are already running out of time. And in some cases action will be blocked – countries will do less or they will not take action at all because of the threat of being sued for billions of pounds by big business.

The first step towards meaningful climate action and climate justice is to reject corporate courts from the new UK-Canada deal. But we need everyone on board this campaign to succeed. If you are able to, please consider donating today.

Together we are a powerful voice speaking up for our rights and challenging the corporate agenda.

Thank you for all you do to fight for trade and climate justice.

Jean Blaylock
Campaigner at Global Justice Now
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