The fossil fuel era is coming to an end, but the lawsuits are just beginning

 

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The Conversation | 18 December 2018 isds.bilaterals.org

The fossil fuel era is coming to an end, but the lawsuits are just beginning

by Kyla Tienhaara

Canada Research Chair in Economy and Environment, Queen’s University, Ontario

“Coal is dead.”

These are not the words of a Greenpeace activist or left-wing politician, but of Jim Barry, the global head of the infrastructure investment group at Blackrock — the world’s largest asset manager. Barry made this statement in 2017, but the writing has been on the wall for longer than that. Continue reading “The fossil fuel era is coming to an end, but the lawsuits are just beginning”

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Agreement between the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada

The Agreement between the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada is a signed but not ratified free trade agreement between Canada, Mexico, and the United States. It is referred to differently by each signatory: in the United States, it is called the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA); in Canada, it is called the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) in English and the Accord Canada–États-Unis–Mexique (ACEUM) in French; and in Mexico, it is called the Tratado entre México, Estados Unidos y Canadá (T-MEC). The agreement is also referred to as “NAFTA 2.0”, or New NAFTA in order to distinguish it from its predecessor, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). (wikipedia)

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