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The analysis finds that its provisions do not make it a ‘gold standard’ deal for people and the planet. For CETA to deliver for the environment, improvements are warranted in the following areas:
– the Investment Court System should be removed;
– the environment chapter should be made binding, with meaningful enforcement;
– regulatory cooperation should serve to promote and improve social and environmental policy;
– the Domestic Regulation chapter should be more cognisant of environmental licensing and permitting procedures;
– a Clean Hands Clause should be added to strengthen the parties’ rights to regulate through consumption and export rules;
– CETA should reflect both parties’ commitment to the Paris climate agreement;
– tariff reduction should be differentiated according to environmental characteristics.