The Mercosur agreement damages the environment, climate and small farmers.
If adopted on a wide scale, the Understanding would consolidate power and control over the digital ecosystem, including of data, in the major powers and more specifically, their corporations.
At a time when 3,400 trade and investment agreements protect the interests of transnational corporations, there is no international treaty requiring them to uphold human rights and environmental protection.
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.
An obscure investment agreement, the Energy Charter Treaty, threatens to undermine bold climate action to transform Europe’s energy system.
The proposed replacement of NAFTA remains a tool for corporate interests and provides insufficient relief to address the problems for working people embedded in the original agreement.
The evaluation is highly unsatisfactory due to: the economic methodology imposed by the EU; civil society not sufficiently involved; social, economic and environmental impacts not taken into account.
Deal does not address the farm crisis, but will exacerbate climate crisis and jeopardize health and public safety.
An assessment suggests the revised deal would perpetuate NAFTA’s environmental damage.
The new NAFTA is not the template for future agreements, but establishes the floor from which we will continue to advocate for a new model of trade and globalization that puts people and the planet first.
The renegotiated NAFTA fails to meet the baseline standards for environmental and climate protection that the environmental community has consistently called for.
We – 278 environmental, climate, consumer, development, and trade related civil society groups, as well as trade unions – believe that the ECT is incompatible with the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement.
The reality is that the EU-Mercosur FTA will cause a serious increase in global greenhouse gas emissions.
Trade deal with Trump would threaten public services, consumer protection and online rights.
Representatives of workers, farmers, women, indigenous peoples, environment, public health and patient groups, and other civil society organisations demands the release of the RCEP text
Reacting to the developments in Thailand, with countries in RCEP negotiations deciding to go ahead for now without India, farmer leaders in India stated that this is a good development, and that India will not lose in any manner.
In this interview, we discuss the PACER+ trade deal, the post Cotonou talks with the EU and the influence of China’s Belt and Road Initiative in the Pacific region.
Vietnamese and international civil society organisations, are writing to urge you to ensure that the European Parliament postpones its consent to the EVFTA and IPA until certain human rights benchmarks are met by the Vietnamese government.
India’s departure from the RCEP announced yesterday in Bangkok is not only caused by India’s resistance to lower tariffs. There is a hidden agenda of non-tariff issues that could restrict future government regulation by giving more rights to global corporations.
Civil society and trade union statement to oppose the recent World Bank Court ruling against Tanzania.