Petition Against Green Protectionism
Freedomtotrade.org has a new petition up against green protectionism. It reads:
We call upon the World’s leaders to resist calls for green protectionism. Trade enables specialisation, which results in the development of new technologies and leads to the creation of wealth. In the past two decades, trade has enabled over a billion people to escape poverty. Trade is the most powerful weapon in humanity’s armoury to fight poverty and environmental ills, including climate change. Trade restrictions are not desirable, nor are they an effective means of addressing climate change.
If you agree with this in whole or in part, go ahead and sign it here. As any number of green NGOs have shown, this sort of thing weighs heavily with the international bureaucrats who increasingly control treaty-making.