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  1. 12 victories of social movements in 2015

    24 December 2015
    Article

    To inspire us for action in 2016, TNI picked 12 significant victories of social movements in 2015 that show that, despite the immense challenges we face in a world of unprecedented concentration of corporate, financial and military power, people power works.

  2. Move to renewables jeopardized by EU corporate trade deals

    Association Internationale de Techniciens, Experts et Chercheurs (AITEC), Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), PowerShift, Transnational Institute
    09 December 2015
    Press release
  3. Convergence assembly: trade, investment, climate change and corporate power

    09 December 2015
    Multi-media

    John Hilary, Diana Aguiar and Brid Brennan discuss how we need to move beyond reformist politics in a convergence of citizens, organised citizens, organisations social movements, trade unionists, peasants, women organisations, and indigenous peoples to reclaim sovereignty over the resources of the planet. 

  4. Le paradis des pollueurs

    08 December 2015
    Report

    Les accords de commerce et d’investissement sont un obstacle à la transition énergétique nécessaire à la lutte contre le changement climatique, car ils limitent la capacité des gouvernements de déterminer leurs politiques dans tous les domaines.

  5. Nieuw systeem investeringsbescherming in TTIP

    • Roeline Knottnerus, Roos van Os, Hilde van der Pas
    07 December 2015
    Report

    Fundamentele bezwaren blijven bestaan nadat de Europese Commissie ISDS heeft herzien en omgedoopt in ICS (Investment Court System). Het nieuwe arbitragesysteem voorkomt geen van de tot nu toe bekende uitwassen van arbitrage.

  6. Polluters’ Paradise

    07 December 2015
    Report

    Climate change action demands moving to an energy system based on renewables and leaving fossil fuels in the ground. International investment agreements, and particularly ISDS, stand in the way of energy transition. They limit the ability of governments to set the terms of their energy policy, including the support of renewable energy. Investment agreements such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will further empower corporations to challenge strong government action on climate change

  7. ISDS carve-out: Gus van Harten

    30 November 2015
    Multi-media

    Public talk by Professor Gus van Harten, presenting the findings of
    his recent report "An ISDS carve-out to support action on climate
    change”. 

  8. ISDS: Courting foreign investors

    • Seattle to Brussels Network (S2B), Cecilia Olivet, Marc Maes, Pia Eberhardt, Natacha Cingotti, Ante Wessels, Burghard Ilge, Peter Fuchs
    27 November 2015
    Report

    The European Commission unveiled a draft text for a chapter on investment protection and investor to state dispute settlement – now called the Investment Court System - to be included in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the US. This new system would replace the existing investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism not only in TTIP but also in all ongoing and future EU investment negotiations.

  9. Progress and its discontents

    Susan George
    16 November 2015
    Article

    I can only see progress—technological, political, social, moral, whatever—as a goal of human action and since progress has no will or direction of its own and depends entirely on what people do or don’t do, it’s neither contented or discontented about anything. As judges of the direction human affairs and the world are taking I am, and practically everyone I know is mightily discontented with the cumulative effects of changes brought about over the past several decades.

  10. Investor-state dispute settlement: special rights for investors, serious threat to our climate

    12 November 2015 - Event

    This public event will highlight the risks that provisions negotiated as part of trade agreements – such as ISDS – can pose for governments’ ability to regulate to protect the environment and act on climate change.

  11. ISDS for ultimate deregulation

    John Hilary
    05 November 2015
    Multi-media
  12. TTIP: the new model for FTAs

    John Hilary
    05 November 2015
    Multi-media
  13. TTIP: corporate power grab

    John Hilary
    05 November 2015
    Multi-media
  14. Pressure on superstore regulations

    Dharmendra Kumar
    05 November 2015
    Multi-media
  15. India's new model BIT

    Dharmendra Kumar
    05 November 2015
    Multi-media
  16. Newmont’s ICSID case withdrawal

    Riza Damanik
    05 November 2015
    Multi-media
  17. Indonesia’s alternative approach to ISDS

    Riza Damanik
    05 November 2015
    Multi-media
  18. ISDS and the Costs for states

    Joseph Purugganan
    05 November 2015
    Multi-media

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