Lobbyists in Washington are using the deal’s rewrite to advance a broad legislative agenda making it easier for US companies to build factories, move cargo and export coal.
DBAR ICoE-Bangkok is one of eight such centres around the world. It will leverage Earth observation and big Earth data from satellites and other sources to support decision-makers in the implementation of projects related to the Belt and Road Initiative and managing risks associated with climate change.
The EU’s top trade official released a plan examining how the bloc can make sure the sustainable development chapters in its trade deals can be applied more effectively.
It is possible to effectively integrate the Paris Agreement into new trade deals, including CETA and the upcoming JEFTA with Japan.
The United States would be excluded.
A new trade agreement between the EU and Canada is expected to increase bilateral trade by USD 14 billion.
The emphasis on production and international consumption could greatly increase the need for agricultural land in Latin America, and result in a major increase in deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon and Cerrado, and Argentine Chaco.
8 draft chapters, as leaked by Greenpeace
Many serious environmental concerns are not addressed at all.
Much of the problem can be traced to bilateral investment treaties and investment rules embedded within broader trade pacts.
France’s parliament is expected to ratify the CETA trade deal with Canada around the second half of 2018, French Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot told reporters. But he made it clear that this will include “climate veto” powers.
TPP, like other global trade treaties, fails to acknowledge climate change or include mechanisms to curb it.
How will CETA benefit Canadian oil and gas product exporters?
To transform NAFTA from a polluter-friendly deal into one that supports environmental protection, any renegotiation must include, at a minimum, these eight changes.
Upcoming free trade deals with biofuel-producing countries in Asia and South America will undermine the European Union’s goals to decarbonise the transport sector.
It is still unclear what the withdrawal from the global climate deal really means, but some lawyers are already saying that the decision might lead to international arbitration claims against the US.
The current global trade and investment regime imposes high social and environmental costs on people and planet.
Mexico’s fierce defence of its sovereignty stands in sharp contrast to the easy submission to Washington’s energy demands by Canadian politicians, led by then Conservative Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.
A recent trade deal on organic products between the EU and Chile has sparked a discussion regarding the carbon footprint of organic products transportation.
The decision bears the hallmark of the CETA free trade deal between Canada and the EU. Dirty oil has been given a clean label.