The Trans-Pacific Partnership Poses a Grave Threat to Sustainable Development
Rimmer, Matthew (2015) The Trans-Pacific Partnership Poses a Grave Threat to Sustainable Development. The Conversation.
This month’s long-awaited release of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) text was the result of years of negotiations on trade ties between nations around the Pacific Rim.
Some six weeks earlier, another set of deliberations came to an end as the United Nations unveiled its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality by addressing critical issues such as food security, health care, access to education, clean and affordable water, clean energy, and climate action.
Unfortunately, the two documents are incompatible. Several chapters of the TPP impinge upon the SDGs, potentially undermining the UN’s efforts to promote sustainable development and equality throughout the Pacific region. Moreover, many developing countries, least-developed countries, and small island states in the Pacific region are excluded from the preferential trade deal.
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|Keywords:||The Trans-Pacific Partnership, Intellectual Property, The Environment, Sustainable Development, Human Rights|
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|Deposited On:||15 Feb 2016 00:32|
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