A total of 60 civil society organisations from Indonesia and Europe have signed a joint statement laying out serious concerns with the EU-Indonesia trade agreement. These behind-closed-doors trade negotiations - like CETA and TTIP - jeopardise an equitable and just future. KATIE HODGETTS explains why
The European Union and the USA have been negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) behind closed doors since 2013. Negotiators kept insisting that their secret talks would work in the best interest of the public and the environment. But since Greenpeace leaked the TTIP draft negotiating documents it became clearer than ever, that this trade agreement could become one of the most dangerous weapons in the hands of the fossil fuel industry in its effort to kill Climate Action for the 21st century. The elephant in the room is here and it is huge: the word "climate" means something totally different in the TTIP papers.