What does the TPP deal mean for environmental protection?

Jordann Thirgood On October 5, 2015, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal was officially struck between 12 nations that surround the Pacific Ocean. If all countries choose to ratify, this will create the world’s largest free trade zone, impacting 800 million people and totaling a trade value of $28.5 trillion – approximately 40 per cent of…

My Summer Was Great, How Was Yours? Rounding Up Summer Happenings in the Asia-Pacific – Part Two

Ernest Chong We continue our Asia-Pacific summer event round-up with a look at what’s new with the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free-trade initiative touted to be the key to liberalizing the region’s economies.  Trans-Pacific Partnership In June, Canada and Mexico became the newest members to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) multilateral free trade negotiations. While the addition…