• Beyond Development

    Latin America is at the forefront of thinking on how to build a new sustainable economy that rejects consumerism and extractivism. An exciting compilation on new ideas such as Buen Vivir that are reshaping the global debate on how to live in harmony with each other and nature.
  • Cashing in on catastrophe: how to stop the climate cris...

    New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina provides one of the most disturbing portraits and dystopian preludes of what the militarisation of climate change looks like.
  • Corporate capture of UN climate talks

    TNI and more than 135 groups internationally have condemned Poland and EU for facilitating a corporate takeover of UN climate talks starting 11 October in Warsaw.

The Environmental Justice Project is part of the Economic Justice, Corporate Power and Alternatives Programme. TNI's emerging work on the corporate expansion into air, water and nature as a whole builds on work dating back to the early 1990s on the privatisation of nature, more recent work on critiquing carbon trading, and current work on land and water grabbing. It also links closely to TNI’s new programme on corporate power and accountability. Read more about the project.

Articles

How the government is smothering dissident NGOs

Muzzling NGOs is unbecoming of a democracy. Self-confident democracies encourage, indeed applaud, the involvement of citizens’ associations, including NGOs, in social and political decision-making and development planning. Instead, our paranoid government bullies and terrorises them
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Untangling the trade talks

A debate about the impacts of the Investor to States Disputes Settlement on the environment, between representatives from the European Commission and Civil Society Organizations from Europe, US and Canada was held in Brussels during the last negotiations round of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Partners in Climate Crime Infographics

Why has the UN allowed 13 corporate partners, many deeply responsible for climate change, to sponsor and influence climate talks in Warsaw? An infographic from a series that illustrates TNI/CEO's COP19 guide to corporate lobbying.  

Publications

No fracking way

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A briefing that explores how a trade agreement currently being negotiated between the US and the EU could open the way to multi-billion euro lawsuits from companies wanting to expand “fracking” for shale gas and oil.

COP19 Guide to Corporate Lobbying

At a time when genuine progress towards real climate action is more vital than ever, this guide exposes how the corporations most responsible for climate change have taken over this year’s UN climate talks.

The Sugarcane Industry and the global economic crisis

Maria Luisa Mendonça, Fabio T. Pitta and Carlos Vinicius Xavier
An examination of ethanol production in Brazil, highlighting the role of financial capital, the territorial expansion of agribusiness and the impacts on labour relations and indigenous peoples and peasant farmers.

Events

April 2014

Het Europese Lijsttrekkersdebat

In de aanloop naar de Europese verkiezingen van 22 mei organiseert de Fair, Green & Global Alliantie een debat waarin verschillende Europese lijsttrekkers worden uitgedaagd deze vragen te beantwoorden.
March 2014

Untangling the Trade Talks

Join us for a panel debate on the likely impacts of the investment chapter of the proposed transatlantic trade deal (TTIP).
June 2013

The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources

The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources Public lecture by Michael Klare organised by the Transnational Institute June 9 19:00-21:00 De Brakke Grond (Tuinzaal) Nes 45, Amsterdam  

News

One year after Trade Agreement with Colombia is implemented, EU remains silent

7 August 2014
Despite promises made during the negotiation process, the multiparty trade agreement between the EU, Colombia and Peru has not helped to improve the living conditions of the Colombian population. On the contrary, conflicts linked to export sectors and EU investment have continued and, in some cases, worsened.

New report reveals how the EU-US trade deal risks expanding fracking

6 March 2014
A trade deal between the EU and the US risks opening the backdoor for the expansion of fracking in Europe and the US, reveals a new report released today (Thursday, March 6) [1].

Akbayan Rep calls on Government to Reject Bad Deal in Bali

4 December 2013
In a conversation with Secretary today with Department of Trade and Industry Gregory Domingo today, Akbayan Representative Walden Bello warned the government not to agree to what he saw as inequitable agriculture and trade deals brewing at the on-going World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial in Bali, Indonesia.