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.
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.