Untangling the Trade Talks
4 PM-6PM: Public debate on the controversial investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism and its risks for our environment
Co-organised by FOE Europe (FOEE), Transnational Institute (TNI) and the Seattle to Brussels Network (S2B)
This panel debate will allow for a frank exchange of views on the introduction of special rights for companies in the TTIP, through the mechanism of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). Questions such as: How has the ISDS system been used in relation to the environment in existing trade agreements? What can be learned from precedent cases? How would including such rights threaten our environment? will be discussed.
Speakers will include: - Rupert Schlegelmilch , European Commission, Directorate General for Trade - Višnar Malinovská , European Commission, Directorate General for Environment - Ilana Solomon , Sierra Club - Stuart Trew , Council of Canadians - Pia Eberhardt , Corporate Europe Observatory
The debate will be followed by a question and answer session.
(it's also possible to sign up for an event earlier that day but not organised by TNI)