TPP and our environment

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Wikileaks released the environment and investment chapters of the TPP earlier in 2014. Instead of a 21st Century standard of protection, the leaked text shows that the obligations are weak and compliance with them is unenforceable.

These chapters do the bidding of multinationals. The investment chapter is written in their favour and the environmental clauses are deliberately worded so they can't be enforced. It spouts sugar coated rhetoric - no legal teeth. Offer of meaningless dispute resolution and chat sessions only.

Environmentalists: The Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement Is A Disaster For Climate Change

Monday, October 5, 2015

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After years of meetings, months of Congressional debates, and days of around-the-clock negotiations, the United States and 11 other countries reached an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Trade agreement (TPP) on Monday.

Trans Pacific Partnership

Friday, July 31, 2015

While the nation argues over the treatment received by footballer Adam Goodes, the Abbott Government is overseas stitching up the secret TPP trade deal that no one wants but the major corporations.

Put simply, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a deal which will agree to allow major corporations that produce chemicals, foods, medicines and so on, as well as fossil fuels, to dictate to the signatory countries that they must open all doors for these companies to profit. If a country decides to use its own laws to protect their people, resources or environment ahead of corporate profit – the governments of the countries can be sued and fine hundreds of millions of dollars!

The TPP Could Have Disastrous Results For The Climate, Environmental Groups Warn

Friday, May 15, 2015

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A wide-reaching trade agreement between the United States and several Asian nations could have catastrophic repercussions for climate change, including giving corporations the power to sue governments that try to limit polluting industries, environmental groups say