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Big Oil is in trouble. Its plan: flood Africa with plastic.
Faced with plunging profits and a climate crisis that threatens fossil fuels, the industry is demanding a trade deal that weakens Kenya’s rules on plastics and on imports of American trash.
Merkel raises ‘doubts’ over EU-Mercosur trade pact
German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed "significant doubts" over the EU-Mercosur free trade deal on concerns over the devastating deforestation of the Amazon rainforest.
Investment disputes from below: whose rights matter?
Mining, environment and livelihoods in Colombia.
World’s biggest trade deal in trouble over EU anger at Brazil deforestation
The European Union-Mercosur free trade agreement faces growing opposition from European national governments, EU parliamentarians, and non-profit organizations, in addition to Latin American entities, putting its ratification at risk.
Swiss ‘Stop Palm Oil’ plea ready for referendum consideration
Activists in Switzerland are calling for a ‘Stop Palm Oil’ referendum opposing the Swiss free trade agreement (FTA) with Indonesia. They submitted thousands of signed petitions to the Federal Chancellery in Bern on Monday.
EU-Mercosur deal will have devastating impact on climate, NGOs warn
While the agreement still has to be approved by the European Parliament and Council, farmers and environmental NGOs remain disappointed.
Planned EU trade deal with Mercosur threatens climate, environmental protection and human rights
The agreement could have serious ecological and human rights repercussions, new study warns.
What is Dubrovnik today?
A golf course, free-trade agreements, and the fight for the soul of a city
Foreign investment, knowledge and international arbitration: inside a research trip
International investment law and investor dispute arbitration too often fail to notice the concerns of local actors. Governance of these international mechanisms needs to take a more holistic, development-based view of the issues.
EU failed to consider environmental and social impacts of South American trade deal: complaint
The European Commission has ignored its legal obligation to ensure the trade agreement with the ‘Mercosur’ group of South American countries will not lead to social, economic, environmental degradation and human rights violations.
Looking in the Mexican mirror
26 years of free trade, industrial paradise for transnational corporations and environmental hell for the peoples.
The environmental bias of trade policy
Most countries have implicitly created a carbon subsidy in trade policy. Using trade policy negotiations to decrease this environmental bias of trade policy could help address climate change.
Alternatives for the ‘Energy and Raw Materials Chapters’ in EU trade agreements
How trade agreements could strengthen human rights and environmental protection in the raw materials sector.
Anchoring climate and environmental protection in EU trade agreements
How trade agreements could contribute to a more sustainable world economy.
Democratic-led US House panel opposes any US trade deal with Brazil
The US House Ways and Means Committee said it opposed pursuing any type of trade agreement with the Bolsonaro government in Brazil, given its record on human rights and the environment.
The EU-Mercosur trade agreement: What is it, and what could it mean for forests and human rights?
This briefing is meant to provide a discussion for NGOs in Brazil who want to understand the implications of this deal for people and forests and take action.
Justice and reparation: the struggle of Chevron-affected communities in COVID-19 times
Indigenous communities call for international solidarity to support for the vindication of rights of the comunities and peoples affected by corporate impunity and their struggle for a dignified life.
The true cost of the EU-Mercosur trade deal
The EU-Mercosur trade deal comes at a tremendous expense for people and the planet. Dire consequences are looming both on regional and global levels.
Divisions open over ‘lower agriculture standards’ in future US-UK pact
The UK government is preparing to offer increased access to the UK market for US agriculture exports and possibly lower the bar on environmental and health standards.
The EU must review the premises of its free-trade agreement with Mercosur
Environmental safeguards within the agreement, which were already insufficient even before COVID-19, have now made the document outdated.