This is the confidential draft treaty chapter from the Environment Working Group of the Trans-PacificPartnership (TPP) talks between the United States, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Chile,Singapore, Peru, Vietnam, New Zealand and Brunei Darussalam. The treaty is being negotiated in secret by delegations from each of the 12 countries, who together account for 40% of global GDP. The chapter, covering proposed international obligations and enforcement mechanisms for protection of the environment, was drafted by the Chairs of the TPP Environment Working Group, at request from theTPP Ministers and at the Chairs' own responsibility, and is an attempt at a "landing zone" document toquickly move the text along and identify outliers. The document demonstrates the state of the text at theend of the Brunei round, as well as all discussions that have occurred in each negotiating round that the Chairs have participated in since, up to the date of drafting. The text dates from the end of the Salt LakeCity meetings, and before the December Singapore TPP Ministerial Meeting. The text endeavours topresent a package from the Chairs that considers the interests of all Parties and encompassescompromises across all issues, attempting to resolve tensions within the working group, which are then further detailed in the corresponding Chairs' report.
Environment Chapter Consolidated Text
The following draft Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) environment text is without prejudice to the positions of anyTPP Party. It responds to the request by TPP Ministers that Canada draft a consolidated text after bilateralconsultations with other TPP Parties to determine concerns and redlines and possible landing zone
further detailed in the corresponding Chairs' repor