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NAFTA’s dirty secret: it lets U.S. control our oil: McQuaig
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.
Romanian MEP points out ‘green contradiction’ of organic trade deal
A recent trade deal on organic products between the EU and Chile has sparked a discussion regarding the carbon footprint of organic products transportation.
EU opens door to Canada’s dirty oil
The decision bears the hallmark of the CETA free trade deal between Canada and the EU. Dirty oil has been given a clean label.
Trading with Trump – What we can expect from a UK-US trade deal
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.
Four ways our trade vision beats Trump’s
Progressives and Trump form two opposing sides in a battle that’s currently underway for the future of U.S. trade policy.
TransCanada Keystone XL rejection lawsuit dropped - arbitrator
Transcanada Corp’s legal challenge against the United States over its past rejection of Keystone XL pipeline has been dropped.
TransCanada’s $15 billion U.S. Keystone XL NAFTA suit suspended
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.
Europe pushes ahead with controversial Canadian trade deal, opens door for tar sands
The trade deal could facilitate energy companies suing Member State governments when environmental policies threaten their profits.
A vote against CETA would reset Europe’s trade agenda
With global inequalities spiralling and the climate crisis on our doorstep, the last thing we need is a trade deal that would worsen both.
Intensifying global crisis and conflict
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
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) »
A new, climate-friendly approach to trade
We urgently need a new approach to trade that prioritizes the needs of people and planet.
We must rethink globalization, or Trumpism will prevail
Rising inequality is largely to blame for this electoral upset. Continuing with business as usual is not an option.
To safeguard the Paris agreement, trade deals must align with climate policy
Our trade agreements—current and proposed—don’t send the right signals for the U.S. and other countries to meet their Paris commitments.
How will Trump’s presidency affect the global food industry?
The election of Trump could well have significant long-term implications for global food security and efforts to tackle climate change.
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.
Climate change in investor state arbitration: ideas on application ex officio and transnational public policy
Climate change is a serious threat to humankind and arbitration could play a key role in this era.
Is toxic trade in your backyard?
Looming trade deals threaten efforts to keep fossil fuels in the ground
Global trade deal threatens Paris climate goals, leaked documents show
Controversial Trade in Services Agreement (Tisa) could make it harder for governments to favour clean energy over fossil fuels as part of efforts to keep temperature rises to 1.5C
The climate cost of free trade
As countries take action to protect the climate, conflicts between trade rules and climate goals will escalate. The intentional separation of these two global priorities is becoming increasingly untenable.