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Kingsgate seeks Thai gold mine resolution
Australian goldminer Kingsgate Consolidated is banking on free trade agreement provisions to press the Thai government to open talks over its 2016 decision to shut all gold mines.
A new NAFTA, but not necessarily a better one
NAFTA has its fair share of critics who want to see it updated. But if Trump has his way, a re-negotiated agreement may prove disappointing.
Investor-state dispute settlements: great for business, risky for the environment
What makes ISDS divisive is it exposes governments to potentially expensive private arbitration by foreign corporations who feel that environmental protection measures impede their business.
Environmentalists earn TPP victory as wins will be rare under Trump
The TransCanada lawsuit became virtually meaningless as Trump signed an executive order to continue construction of the Keystone XL
When you thought trade deals could not get any worse — enter Wall Street
What connects two proposed gold mines, one in the high-altitude wetlands of Colombia and one in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania?
Let us not sacrifice human rights for commercial interests
Opinion on international trade and investment agreements : « Let us not sacrifice human rights for commercial interests - The example of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the European Union and Canada (CETA) »
The Empire Files: Chevron vs. the Amazon - ending corporate tyranny
The oil giant Chevron Texaco and its decades-long battle to avoid paying damages it owes in one of the worst environmental disasters in history.
Trade agreements as vectors for the Nagoya Protocol’s implementation
A growing number of trade agreements include provisions related to access to genetic resources and the sharing of the benefits that arise out of their utilization.
The trade system and climate action: ways forward under the Paris Agreement
The relationship between trade policy and climate policy needs to improve in the future, in particular with a view towards implementing the Paris Agreement.
Ecuador’s Indigenous leader fighting Chevron visits Dakota camp
“We don’t want what happened to us to happen to the people in Dakota,” Piaguaje told teleSUR.
The new rules of the road: a progressive approach to globalization
The new president needs a fresh approach to trade.
Did TTIP push the EU to scrap precaution on endocrine disruptors?
In June, the European Commission broke its promise that it will not trade away the ’precautionary principle’ to strike a trade deal with the United States, BEUC reports.
AIDA: State needs to address the conditions in La Oroya
“We hope that after the decision, the State will concentrated its efforts to provide a sustainable solution to the environmental pollution in the city La Oroya.”
Ecuador pays $112 million award to Chevron - central bank
Ecuador has paid $112 million to energy company Chevron Corp over a four-decade-old contract dispute, even though it remains in disagreement, the head of the central bank has said.
World Bank panel rejects lawsuit against Peru over smelter
A World Bank panel rejected a lawsuit filed against Peru by New York-based Renco Group Inc on technical grounds.
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.
Chevron shareholders still wary of risks from $11 billion Ecuador judgment
Chevron shareholders remain wary of the risks from an $11 billion judgment against the company in Ecuador. They also continue to be critical of Chevron management’s mishandling of the case.
Eco-groups join in $ 101M Bilcon quarry fight
The environmental lobby is going to bat for the federal and provincial governments against international big business in a $101-million argument.
Groups urge U.S. Congress to reject TPP over environmental concerns
More than 450 groups on Monday called on Congress to reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) if it comes up for a vote this fall, saying the trade deal would allow fossil fuel companies to contest U.S. environmental rules in extrajudicial tribunals.
TPP environmental commitments: Combining the US legalistic and the EU sectoral approaches
How ambitious are the TPP’s environment provisions when compared to other regional trade agreements?