How the Toxic Trade Deal You’ve Never Heard Of Could Kill the Climate

As world leaders attempt to hammer out a global climate deal in Paris this week, trade officials are meeting in Geneva to continue negotiations on the mammoth Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)—and according to secret documentspublished Thursday, “the objectives of each could not be more diametrically opposed.”

The latest publication by WikiLeaks exposes new threats from TISA, the least well-known of the so-called Big Three “strategic neoliberal trade deals being advanced by the Obama administration.”

“Big oil services companies, water services multinationals, tar sands pipeline companies, exporters of fossil fuels and other corporate polluters are beneficiaries of TISA. President Obama and other heads of state are their willing handmaidens.”
—Erich Pica, Friends of the Earth

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