Re-Negotiating NAFTA to cover Climate Change

In the 2016 US Presidential election campaign, Donald Trump promised that if elected he would pull the US out of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  To avoid this extreme result, the other NAFTA parties, Mexico and Canada, recently proposed a re-negotiation of NAFTA.  President Trump agreed, and identified specific sectors, such as softwood … Read more

Gulf of Mexico disaster!

The explosion on Transocean Ltd’s drilling rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico has made politicians, oil executives and environmentalists sit up and take notice that safety measures employed by maritime platforms extracting oil from the ocean floor could be wholly inadequate in the case of a serious accident. The Deepwater Horizon was equipped … Read more

What have countries done in response to the Copenhagen Summit on Climate Change?

Other targets of greatest relevance and interest to Canada include those of China, (which has already surpassed the US as the world’s largest emitter), NAFTA partner Mexico, Australia (like Canada, a major resource exporter and carbon-intensive economy) and the EU, where Canada is engaged in comprehensive trade and investment negotiations. China, which considers itself as … Read more

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