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Africa and the WTO - the Perils of Weakening the Development Agenda

Original Publication Date: 

9 October, 2015

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allAfrica

Biraj Patnaik and Timothy A. Wise in this article underline perils of Weakening the Development Agenda for Africa in the run up to 10th WTO Ministerial at Nairobi.

9 October, 2015 (All day)

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Wikileaks releases new TISA documents on Evionmental services and Eneregy related services

Original Publication Date: 

3 December, 2015

Source: 

WikiLeaks

Today, Thursday, December 3, 10am EST, WikiLeaks releases new secret documents from the huge Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) which is being negotiated by the US, EU and 22 other countries that account for 2/3rds of global GDP. Coinciding with the ongoing climate talks in Paris, today's publication touches on issues of crucial relevance including the regulation of energy, industrial development, workers' rights and the natural environment. WikiLeaks is also publishing expert analyses of the documents.

3 December, 2015 (All day)

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TiSA: A Framework for Reregulating the Global Trade in Services?

Original Publication Date: 

8 December, 2016

Source: 

The Huffington Post

Jude Kirton-Darling, Labour Member of the European Parliament for the North East of England, writes on International Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)

8 December, 2016 (All day)

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TiSA (Trade in Services Agreement) could become a major obstacle for governments willing to switch from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy

Original Publication Date: 

4 December, 2016

Source: 

UNI Global Union

The new leaked text of the Annexes on Energy and Environmental Services for the Trade in Services Agreement was published by Wikileaks on the 3rd of December. TiSA is being negotiated by 22 countries representing 70% of global trade behind closed doors in a secret room in Geneva while all eyes are on Paris where UN public talks are in full swing to design a new climate regime.

4 December, 2016 (All day)

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Climate Deception: Non-binding “Targets” for Climate, but Binding Rules on Trade in Services

Original Publication Date: 

4 December, 2015

Source: 

The Huffington Post

The whole world is watching as world leaders from nearly every country across the globe meet in Paris this week to set carbon emission reductions targets to address global climate change.
Unfortunately representatives of 50 of the same governments are also meeting this week in Geneva to negotiate binding rules that will seriously constrain countries’ ability to meet those targets.

4 December, 2015 (All day)

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