Hostile Environment: TPP Green Chapter “Virtually Meaningless”

The draft text of the environment chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and a Chair's report were released by Wikileaks last week. Michael Safi writes for the Global Mail about the leaks, reporting that the environmental protections it does contain are "virtually meaningless", that many disagreements still remain, and that Australia and the United States are the only countries of the 12 negotiating the agreement to object to an article dealing with climate change.

The article also quotes AFTINET's Dr Patricia Ranald, who argues that the TPP could leave Australia vulnerable to legal action in international tribunals over environmental legislation.

Read the full article here.

20/01/2014