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.
A new briefing has outlined the likely elements of a UK-US trade deal and argues that it would contain more extreme forms of all the controversial elements of the deal that was being negotiated between the EU and the USA.
Progressives and Trump form two opposing sides in a battle that’s currently underway for the future of U.S. trade policy.
Transcanada Corp’s legal challenge against the United States over its past rejection of Keystone XL pipeline has been dropped.
TransCanada Corp has suspended a $15 billion NAFTA suit filed against the United States over the Keystone XL pipeline after U.S. President approved the project.
The trade deal could facilitate energy companies suing Member State governments when environmental policies threaten their profits.
With global inequalities spiralling and the climate crisis on our doorstep, the last thing we need is a trade deal that would worsen both.
On behalf of monopoly firms and local elites, imperialist states have been competing to rewrite international and national legal systems and regulations through trade and investment agreements
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We urgently need a new approach to trade that prioritizes the needs of people and planet.
Rising inequality is largely to blame for this electoral upset. Continuing with business as usual is not an option.
Our trade agreements—current and proposed—don’t send the right signals for the U.S. and other countries to meet their Paris commitments.
The election of Trump could well have significant long-term implications for global food security and efforts to tackle climate change.
The relationship between trade policy and climate policy needs to improve in the future, in particular with a view towards implementing the Paris Agreement.
Climate change is a serious threat to humankind and arbitration could play a key role in this era.
Looming trade deals threaten efforts to keep fossil fuels in the ground