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Global trade deal threatens Paris climate goals, leaked documents show
Controversial Trade in Services Agreement (Tisa) could make it harder for governments to favour clean energy over fossil fuels as part of efforts to keep temperature rises to 1.5C
The climate cost of free trade
As countries take action to protect the climate, conflicts between trade rules and climate goals will escalate. The intentional separation of these two global priorities is becoming increasingly untenable.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership undermines global efforts to address climate change
This press release announces a new paper on how the TPP impacts efforts to address climate change.
TTIP: The most dangerous weapon in the hands of the fossil fuel industry
The elephant in the room is here and it is huge: the word "climate" means something totally different in the TTIP papers.
Alternative model for a sustainable development chapter and related provisions in the Transatlantic Trade an Investment Partnership
The alternative model proposed here addresses the shortcomings of the EU Proposal and proposes a sustainable development chapter.
TAFTA : une nouvelle fuite révèle les ambitions climaticides de l’Union européenne
Le TAFTA privera la puissance publique des instruments de contrôle et de réglementation nécessaires à la protection de l’environnement et la lutte contre les dérèglements climatiques.
Leaked TTIP energy proposal could ’sabotage’ EU climate policy
EU proposal on a free trade deal with the US could curb energy saving measures and a planned switch to clean energy, say MEPs
TransCanada Corp moves forward with Keystone XL NAFTA challenge
TransCanada Corp. made good on its threat to challenge the rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, filing a request for arbitration under NAFTA to recoup US$15 billion in damages from the U.S. government.
#ExxonKnew about climate change and ExxonKnows how to use trade deals to get its way
While ExxonMobil was misleading the public about climate disruption, it was also using trade rules to increase its power, to bolster its profits, and to actively hamper climate action.
TiSA undermines COP21 action says analysis of leaked annex on Energy
Greenpeace, trade unions and the global trade network Our World Is Not For Sale (OWINFS) claim TiSA is the latest secretly negotiated trade deal that undermines climate change action.
TTIP will damage public health and climate, says official report
The controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will have negative effects on public health, jobs and the climate, according to the official impact assessment.
Europe’s regulations at risk
On Friday, April 22, President Barack Obama is joining other world leaders in signing the Paris climate accord. But on the following Monday, April 25, Obama will meet with European leaders to promote the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
The transatlantic free trade treaty: the climate’s enemy
Threats against environmental directives, legal arbitration against States, the growth of trade generating CO2… while discussions between the United States and the European Union continue, the author of this article demonstrates that this treaty is incompatible with the Paris Agreement on Climate.
India, Iceland agree to facilitate trade and economic partnership
India and Iceland on Tuesday agreed that a trade and economic partnership agreement between India and the EFTA countries would facilitate more economic relations between the two countries.
It’s not just Europeans who will feel the consequences of TTIP
One element of TTIP has been largely ignored – the deal’s impact on developing countries.
Correa: ’corruption’ lets Chevron off hook for Amazon pollution
The ruling from the District Court of the Hague in favor of U.S. oil giant Chevron effectively exonerated the company from any responsibility for remediating the contamination in the Amazon.
Interview: End of US crude oil export ban – consequences for TTIP and the climate
The EU has been advocating an end of this ban as part of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations. The EU wants to be able to import US oil for energy security reasons and set global rules for energy markets.
Global economy moved one step forward, one step back in 2015
The problem of TPP is with the “investment” chapter, which severely constrains environmental, health, and safety regulation, and even financial regulations with significant macroeconomic impacts.
Case study: Vattenfall v. Germany I
Coal-fired electric plant/climate change.
TransCanada, this is what democracy looks like
Canadian company TransCanada’s announcement that it will sue the American people for $15 billion perfectly illustrates how today’s corporate-empowering trade policies threaten the way democracy is supposed to work.