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Focus on: TTIP & climate


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France to vote no to trade talks between US and Europe
France will vote against the start of trade talks between the European Union and the United States, the French presidency has said, despite EU members agreeing in principle to begin the discussions.
TTIP rises from the grave?
There should be no trade negotiations with countries that are not even willing to sign up to the minimal commitments of the Paris Agreement. Global commitments towards stopping climate change must come before the interests of the car industry lobbyists.
EU committee shelves climate concerns to open US trade talks
The committee of the European Parliament for international trade endorsed opening trade talks with the US.
EU trade with Trump would undermine international climate commitments
Three years ago, widespread protests took place across Europe against a planned trade deal between the EU and the US. It was eventually halted. EU governments are now planning to agree terms to start negotiating a new transatlantic trade deal.
Trumped-up: EU-US trade deal spells climate disaster
The EU now imports 112 percent more US soy than a year ago, flooding the market to feed EU factory farms. Bad news for animal welfare, bad news for the environment.
EU will only make trade deals with nations that ratify Paris climate agreement
The United States would be excluded.
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
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.
Is toxic trade in your backyard?
Looming trade deals threaten efforts to keep fossil fuels in the ground
TTIP: The most dangerous weapon in the hands of the fossil fuel industry
The elephant in the room is here and it is huge: the word "climate" means something totally different in the TTIP papers.
Alternative model for a sustainable development chapter and related provisions in the Transatlantic Trade an Investment Partnership
The alternative model proposed here addresses the shortcomings of the EU Proposal and proposes a sustainable development chapter.
TAFTA : une nouvelle fuite révèle les ambitions climaticides de l’Union européenne
Le TAFTA privera la puissance publique des instruments de contrôle et de réglementation nécessaires à la protection de l’environnement et la lutte contre les dérèglements climatiques.
Leaked TTIP energy proposal could ’sabotage’ EU climate policy
EU proposal on a free trade deal with the US could curb energy saving measures and a planned switch to clean energy, say MEPs
TTIP will damage public health and climate, says official report
The controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will have negative effects on public health, jobs and the climate, according to the official impact assessment.
Europe’s regulations at risk
On Friday, April 22, President Barack Obama is joining other world leaders in signing the Paris climate accord. But on the following Monday, April 25, Obama will meet with European leaders to promote the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
The transatlantic free trade treaty: the climate’s enemy
Threats against environmental directives, legal arbitration against States, the growth of trade generating CO2… while discussions between the United States and the European Union continue, the author of this article demonstrates that this treaty is incompatible with the Paris Agreement on Climate.
It’s not just Europeans who will feel the consequences of TTIP
One element of TTIP has been largely ignored – the deal’s impact on developing countries.
Interview: End of US crude oil export ban – consequences for TTIP and the climate
The EU has been advocating an end of this ban as part of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations. The EU wants to be able to import US oil for energy security reasons and set global rules for energy markets.
2015: a year in review on trade and the environment
In 2015, new trade and investment cases, leaks and texts all demonstrated how trade rules present a significant threat to our environment and climate.
Move to renewables jeopardized by EU corporate trade deals
Proposed special rights for corporations in EU trade agreements threaten to prevent the necessary energy transition to tackle climate change according to a new report.