Green Party remains opposed to the TPP-11

The Green Party today remains deeply concerned about the TPPA’s successor agreement, TPP-11.

"The most egregious clauses in the original TPPA were the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanisms, which were included largely at the insistence of the United States. Now that the US isn't a part of it anymore, the remaining countries should simply remove the ISDS mechanisms," said Green Party Leader James Shaw.

“As long as the ISDS mechanisms remain in place, the TPP-11 undermines New Zealand’s ability to stand up for the protection and enhancement of our environment and our national sovereignty.

“Eighty five percent of trade disputes cases brought by corporate interests in trade agreements with investor-state dispute mechanisms are around environment and natural resources.

“Real action to protect the environment – banning new mining on conservation land, charging water bottlers and ending deep-sea oil exploration and seabed mining ­- means we can’t risk signing the TPP-11.

“We need to focus trade negotiations on real benefits for all New Zealanders, instead of loading agreements with issues like patents, copyright and other rules that could undermine our state-owned enterprises, tangata whenua and public services like health and education.

“The Green Party needs strong representation in the next parliament to strengthen Labour’s arm and protect our environment by ruling TPP-11 out.

“Our commitment to pulling out of the TPP-11 along with our ambitious plan to reduce climate emissions, protect our conservation estate, clean up our waterways and phase out plastic pollution shows that the Green Party is the only party committed to real leadership on the environment,” said Mr Shaw.

Latest Economic Development Announcements

Story

PREFU shows efforts to keep us all healthy, now we need to revenue raise

PREFU has given a good insight into what was required to ensure New Zealanders were largely supported to continue work and remain healthy during CO...
Read More

Sustainable business

In the wake of COVID-19, we must empower small businesses in Aotearoa to flourish, create new jobs, and support their local communities. The Green ...
Read More

Sustainable jobs

A sustainable economy means good working conditions and fair distribution of the benefits of our natural resources. As we respond to the disruption...
Read More

High tech economy

A strong manufacturing and technology sector will create jobs in low-emissions industries and ensure we can sell Aotearoa’s skills to the world. Th...
Read More

Story

Green Party welcomes first Wellbeing Budget

“The Green Party is proud to welcome New Zealand’s first Wellbeing Budget to deliver change for New Zealanders,” Green Party Co-leader James Shaw s...
Read More

Story

Wellbeing: We need to change how we see our economy

“The Wellbeing Budget is a first step in changing the way we look at the economy and our place in it”, said Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson. ...
Read More

Latest Foreign Affairs Announcements

Story

Aotearoa must follow in the footsteps of countries recognising Palestinian statehood

The Green Party is calling on the Government to follow in the footsteps of Ireland, Spain and Norway in recognising Palestinian statehood. 
Read More

Story

Military deployment dangerous and naïve

The Green Party is deeply disturbed at the Government’s decision to deploy New Zealand defence force staff to the Red Sea.
Read More

Story

Green Party statement on the violence in Israel and Gaza

The Green Party is deeply concerned about the unprecedented escalation of violence in Israel and Gaza.
Read More

Story

Stronger action needed to stop Iran regime violence

Stronger action consistent with New Zealand’s commitment to freedom, justice, and equality is needed to hold those responsible for violence and hum...
Read More

Story

Political parties call for action on Iran

Parties from across Parliament have come together to call on the Government to take decisive action to hold those responsible for violence and huma...
Read More

Story

Greens call for sanctions on Iranian regime

The Green Party is calling for Aotearoa New Zealand to follow the EU, UK, and Canada by imposing sanctions and restrictions on the organisations an...
Read More

Latest Trade Announcements

Story

Joint Statement: NZ and EU free trade agreement opportunity to support climate friendly and equitable future

The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand and the European Greens have published a joint statement calling for the NZ-EU Free Trade Agreement to supp...
Read More

Story

Transform arms export regime to strengthen human rights protections

The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand is calling on the Government to urgently introduce legislation to better regulate the export of military pr...
Read More

Story

Greens welcome US support for People’s Vaccine

The Green Party strongly supports today’s commitment by the United States joining the call to waive the morally indefensible pharmaceutical patents...
Read More

International trade

Fair and sustainable trade is critical to the wellbeing of Aotearoa. The Green Party supports trade that is fair, protects human and workers’ righ...
Read More

Story

Green Party continues to oppose CPTPP, puts amendments

The Green Party continue to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (CPTPP) Amendment Bill, which would allow for the ratification of the CP...
Read More

Story

Green Party statement on EU trade negotiations

The Green Party is welcoming the announcement of Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker today on the major step forward in negotiations on a...
Read More