Far from being a milestone for environmental protection, as claimed by the U.S. and Canadian governments, the TPP will not safeguard or promote effective environmental protection measures.
The Canadian company’s Angostura mining project in the high-altitude wetlands, or páramo, of Santurbán, has announced that it could file an international arbitration suit against Colombia over measures to protect the páramo, which are important sources of water in the country.
Economists say that free trade allows us to take advantage of the "comparative advantages" offered by other countries. Unfortunately, low labor and environmental-protection costs are seen as a comparative advantage.
This threat to the law and to democratic processes has no place in a 21st century trade agreement and should be removed before these agreements can be seriously considered.
TTIP’s ability to create global standards is limited. The agreement may even be detrimental to the promotion of higher social or environmental standards.
In 2015, new trade and investment cases, leaks and texts all demonstrated how trade rules present a significant threat to our environment and climate.
Mining sins in poor countries are likely to get worse under Trans-Pacific Partnership.
The study focused on whether ISDS contributed to changes in internal vetting of government decisions related to environmental protection in the province of Ontario, Canada.
The smoke haze that has engulfed Singapore, Malaysia and other parts of Southeast Asia for two months could violate international law and be the subject of an investment treaty claim against Indonesia.
Like TPP, U.S. free trade agreement (FTA) formed in the past two decades have similarly promised meaningful and enforceable labor and environmental safeguards.
With almost half of our carbon emissions and over 90 percent of our planet’s warming being absorbed by the ocean, the cheap goods on our grocery store shelves might not be such a good deal after all.
It is essential that future trade deals promote human development, access to knowledge, public health, human development, and climate action.
The Trans Pacific Partnership is in climate denial - nowhere in its more than 5,000 pages does it mention climate change.
New 12-country trade deal has protections for wildlife built in, but it’s unclear if they’ll be enforced.
Long-awaited text reveals gaps between Administration claims and actual TPP terms on key public concerns
The final text of a huge 12-country trade agreement has confirmed the "worst nightmares" of environmental groups, with no mention of climate change in its lone environment chapter and weak enforcement mechanisms
Parts of a controversial new trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and the United States are illegal, it has been claimed.
As Miami talks wind up, environmental safeguards are ‘virtually non-existent’ in trade deal negotiating text for sustainable development, lawyers say
U.S. and European Union trade negotiators appear to be actively considering adopting the agenda of chemical and pesticide industry lobbyists.
Opponents of the TPP say its a sweetheart deal for fossil fuel companies.