More than 400 are calling on political leaders across all European countries to prioritise climate policies, to stick to their climate commitments, and therefore to initiate withdrawal from the Energy Charter Treaty by COP26.
Nigerian labour unions and civil society organizations have urged the government not to assent to the ECT, explaining that the Treaty contains provisions for an Investor-State Dispute System (ISDS), which accords investors obscene privileges.
The teams at GRAIN and bilaterals.org are extremely sad to share the news that we have lost a great comrade and friend, Aziz Choudry.
Fed-up farmers are preparing to stage protests over UK government plans to sign tariff-free trade deals with Australia and other countries, which they fear could lead to a flood of cheap food imports.
The organizations said including a legal shield for tech companies in trade deals “reflects a broad effort by the big tech platforms to use ‘trade negotiations’ to limit domestic policy options.”
CPEC is an essential component of the Belt and Road Initiative, intended on creating new production sites and trade routes to connect China better with the rest of the world.
Following the hashtag #NOCPTPP trending due to resistance directed at Thailand’s participation in the CPTPP, it has been explained that the Cabinet has only agreed to grant the Prime Minister another 50 days to consider the issue to ensure thoroughness.
20,000 civil society activists, trade unionists and environmentalists from throughout the Americas descended on Quebec City, where an alternative peoples’ summit was held.
The story of Econews Africa’s engagement with Kenyan parliamentarians and their advocacy efforts through media sensitisation and public interest litigation around the Kenya-UK EPA.
The ACTU has condemned the Federal Government at an inquiry hearing into Myanmar today for pressing ahead with ratifying the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement which includes trade with Myanmar.
The complaint represents many organizations’ intentions to test if the revised NAFTA’s labor terms could be an effective tool to improve workers’ conditions.
Corporate courts are an unjust mechanism that can block climate action. The UK should reject them.
In a virtual press conference held today, new evidence from a UN economist shows that the RCEP, a mega FTA recently signed by ASEAN and five trading partners Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan and South Korea, will negatively impact ASEAN, especially its trade balance.
The EU plans to increase the number of destructive products on supermarket shelves with the proposed EU-Mercosur trade deal, reveals a report.
An improbable victory in El Salvador offers lessons for grassroots activists worldwide.
More than 450 organizations launch a joint statement calling on governments to stop the EU-Mercosur agreement.
EFTA’s response to the June 2020 open letter, supported by 250 organisations from around the world, is disappointing. EFTA maintains the UPOV 91 requirement in FTAs. The right to seeds therefore remains under pressure.
The case was filed this monday at the Constitutional and Human Rights Division, and seeks to compel the Government to ensure transparency and effective public participation before the agreement is made into law by the National Assembly.
Dublin South Central representative Patrick Costello lodged the proceedings over whether a referendum would be needed on the controversial trade deal.
Kenya small scale farmers are seeking to stop the government from entering into a trade pact with UK, claiming that the deal will hurt the rural farmers as their products will have to compete with those from UK.