Washington, D.C. — On March 17, Ambassador Katherine Tai was confirmed as U.S. Trade Representative by a unanimous vote in the Senate. During the confirmation process, Ambassador Tai emphasized the important role U.S. trade policy can play in protecting the environment and contributing to collective solutions to the climate crisis.
U.S. trade agreements—including the recently enacted U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement—have sought to advance environmental goals, but there is little question that more can be done to improve the international trade system to account for shared challenges such as climate change, deforestation, loss of biodiversity, and overfishing. As world leaders prepare for a major climate summit on April 22, the need for U.S. leadership in creating a sustainable and just global economy is more urgent than ever.
Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion of U.S. trade policy and the environment, featuring keynote remarks by Ambassador Tai. The event will also feature a panel of leading experts from environmental organizations moderated by CAP founder John Podesta.
Ambassador Katherine Tai, U.S. Trade Representative
Ben Beachy, Director, Living Economy Program, Sierra Club
Lisa Handy, Director of Forest Campaigns, Environmental Investigation Agency
Colette Pichon Battle, Founder and Executive Director, Gulf Coast Center for Law and Policy
Andrew Sharpless, Chief Executive Officer, Oceana
John Podesta, Founder and Chair of the Board of Directors, Center for American Progress
Thursday, April 15, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
You must RSVP at this link to watch the livestream event.
If you have questions for our panel, please submit them on Twitter using the hashtag #SustainableTrade or via email to gro.ssergorpnacirema@snoitseuqtnevePAC.
For more information, please contact Sam Hananel at gro.ssergorpnacirema@lenanahs or 202-478-6327.