The TPPA and New Zealand Environmental Law - CEREL Student Event

23 March 2016

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Date: Wednesday, 23rd March 2016
Time: 1-2pm
Venue: LAW.G.02, Faculty of Law, University of Waikato

What is the possible effect of the investment provisions of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) on the protection and man- agement of New Zealand’s environment?

The TPPA lays down certain standards of treatment to protect foreign investors. A useful guide to their implications are decisions on environmental protection under similar trade agreements. Such decisions are also a guide to likely TPPA consequences in the event of a major environmental disaster.

Lunch and drinks will be provided including vegetarian / vegan options.

Dr Alberto Alvarez-Jimenez will present insights based on his expertise in trade law. A moderated discussion will be led by Professor Barry Barton.

Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to for catering purposes.

This event is hosted by the Centre for Environment, Resources, and Energy Law (CEREL).