Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Another way in which current and proposed trade agreements threaten the ability of governments to fulfill their Paris commitments
A little-known fact, however, is that while ExxonMobil was misleading the public about climate disruption, it was also using trade rules to increase its power, to bolster its profits, and to actively hamper climate action.
I used to live in France and am a fan of the European Union - for the Continent. For all its regulations, bureaucracy and
The TPP negotiations took place in a secret process dominated by the giant multinational corporations, and the final agreement is waiting to be approved or rejected by Congress - probably during the "lame duck" session, because that is when members are least likely to be held accountable for their votes.
The environmental activist group said the TTIP negotiation docs showed a loosening of food safety and environmental standards.
President Barack Obama's recent -- and most probably the last -- visit to Europe was a failure. It could have turned the tide of declining relationship but ended up as a lackluster goodbye toast.
"Contribute to growth and job creation in Denmark". That's how the first sentence begin in the performance contract I signed before going to Washington as Denmark's new ambassador to the United States.
Did you know that two looming trade deals, if passed by Congress, would newly empower 45 of the world's 50 largest corporate climate polluters to "sue" governments in private tribunals over policies that keep fossil fuels in the ground?
Why trade and why now? Not since the establishment of the World Trade Organization in 1995 has international trade received as much public attention as we have observed over the past several months.
A free trade agreement (FTA) expands economic opportunity in foreign markets for American workers and businesses, while doing the same for their foreign counterparts in our market. The increased trade improves the overall economy of each country. But, in order to avoid unwanted side effects, modern FTAs do more.