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Guatemalan water protectors persist, despite mining company threats
The hard work of protecting water and land from the long-term harms associated with gold and silver mining takes place daily on the frontlines of tenacious struggles throughout Latin America and around the world.
Win for Mauritius in world heritage development dispute
The government of Mauritius triumphed in an investor-state arbitration against a group of United Kingdom property developers who wanted to develop property at a UNESCO World Heritage site on the island.
2019 annual results
Gabriel has provided notice to Romania of a dispute with regard to Romania’s application to UNESCO in relation to Roşia Montană and has reserved its right to commence a further arbitration.
The European Commission’s palm oil conundrum
With new regulatory changes now taking place on the basis of the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED) II of 2018, Indonesia and Malaysia are trying to come to terms with the implications for their global palm oil market strategy and domestic production.
New arbitration between Renco Group and Peru at the PCA
The arbitration between the US mining company Renco Group and Peru in relation to the metallurgical deposit in La Oroya was reopened, at the request of the mining company.
Swiss communists support “STOP Palm Oil” referendum against the FTA with Indonesia
The Swiss parliament ratified a Free Trade Agreement between the European Free Trade Association and Indonesia, allegedly without addressing the environmental concerns regarding Indonesian palm oil production.
The EU-Indonesia FTA sustainable impact assessment report and why it is so hard to find
The sustainable impact assessment report of the free trade agreement between the European Union and Indonesia is not easy to find. Yet some of its findings are quite worrying.
Wallonia votes against EU trade pact with Mercosur countries
The Walloon parliament has voted unanimously in favour of a motion critical of the trade pact agreed between the European Union and the Mercosur countries.
Trump’s new trade deal is disastrous for the planet
The deal’s chapter on the environment fails to even mention "climate change." Nor does it include meaningful standards to prevent corporations from dumping toxic pollution in border communities.
The EU’s toothless trade policy
The EU Commission fails to enforce trade agreements’ social and environmental norms. Just look at the case of South Korea.
How a trade deal with the US could destroy the UK’s climate change goals
Boris Johnson’s plan to diverge from EU rules threatens crucial environmental regulations.
Mercosur deal at odds with EU carbon neutrality aim, study claims
The controversial Mercosur trade deal is incompatible with the EU’s commitment to carbon neutrality and “may undermine global efforts to avert runaway climate change”.
With passage of NAFTA 2.0, Congress boosts fossil fuel polluters, particularly in Mexico
NAFTA 2.0 cleared another hurdle as the U.S. Senate approved the trade deal with bipartisan support.
New study on Mercosur: A bad deal for climate and environment
The Mercosur agreement damages the environment, climate and small farmers.
How ISDS corporate privileges risk to undermine community struggles
Inspiring people fought toxic gold mines, dirty oil drilling and greedy luxury real estate projects. Now, costly investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) lawsuits risk to reverse their community victories.
’When two elephants fight’: EU, Indonesia tussle over resources
As disputes over palm oil and nickel head to World Trade Organization, affected residents say they feel trapped.
Indonesia warns on EU trade deal, dairy imports amid palm oil spat
Indonesia is prepared to walk away from talks on a free trade deal with the European Union over the bloc’s stance on palm oil, while also launching a probe into subsidies on dairy imports from the EU.
Trump’s NAFTA 2.0: An environmental failure
An assessment suggests the revised deal would perpetuate NAFTA’s environmental damage.
How the ‘New NAFTA’ will affect Canadians
Small gains for workers, but the environment gets a shoddy deal.
Leading environmental groups urge Congress to oppose a pro-polluter NAFTA 2.0
The renegotiated NAFTA fails to meet the baseline standards for environmental and climate protection that the environmental community has consistently called for.