Daily Review 30/10/2015

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4 comments on “Daily Review 30/10/2015”

  1. It is heartening and generates hope for me to read of someone like Amelia Telford

    Ms Telford has been involved with the Australian Youth Climate Coalition since she was in high school, a movement of more than 100,000 young people.
    Her own brainchild, Seed, is a group she founded in July last year, after realising indigenous young people lacked a platform through which to voice their views on climate change.
    “There is an amazing history of Aboriginal resistance in this country…we have been the first scientists, the first people to defend our climate and to protect our land, so there is so much we can learn in the activist space from our people.”
    She said it was vital to create a dialogue for indigenous people because they are on the front line of the impacts of climate change.

    http://www.smh.com.au/environment/young-conservationist-of-the-year-amelia-telford-calls-for-the-energy-revolution-ahead-of-paris-climate-conference-20151028-gkl01j.html

  2. Tautoko Mangō Mata 2

    “New Zealand open to ditching old ISDS model under NZ – EU trade deal”
    Trade Minister Tim Groser says New Zealand has an open mind about replacing traditional investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) with a new international court-based system proposed by the European Union.

    ISDS, sometime called “private justice” has been the most controversial aspect of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks involving New Zealand and has been a controversial part of EU talks with the United States (TTIP).

    But in September the EU proposed an open international court with appeal processes, that and two weeks ago said it would insist upon the court in other trade negotiations – which now includes New Zealand.”
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11537129

    So I guess the TPP has the “old” model of ISDS.

    Alfred de Zayas, United Nations Independent Expert on the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order, is also critical of the EU ISDS.
    https://dezayasalfred.wordpress.com/

    • ianmac 2.1

      But if there is no problem/risk with the TPP version of OISDS, then there is no need to drop it. All the rhetoric from Grosser etc assures us that their version is in our best interest.
      If Grosser says so I believe him! Nah.

    • Bearded Git 2.2

      @tautoko
      Labour could put forward a policy to legislate to drop the TPP ISDS model in favour of the TTIP model.

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