TTIP: The most dangerous weapon in the hands of the fossil fuel industry

Sieber, Andreas; Georgiadis, Pavlos

Publisher:  Ecologist
Date Written:  27/07/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX19832

Looks into the impact that the TTIP papers will have on the fossil fuel industry and Climate Action.

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The TTIP would put in place a parallel judicial system that allows companies to bypass national courts altogether. "I think this is one of the most dangerous things we have seen in the last decade: this idea of Investor State Dispute Settlements (ISDS). If a regulation only potentially cuts into the profits of a company, these companies can turn to arbitration", warns Jesse Bragg from Corporate Accountability International.


But the resistance of the global climate movement against the TTIP is rising. In June, a major coalition of more than 450 NGOs called on the US Congress to oppose TTIP because of its climate impacts. A letter signed by organisations including Greenpeace, and the Sierra Club reflects one of the broadest civil society coalitions to ever call on the US Congress officially.
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