The Nauru Government’s two-year rule for deep sea mining has concerned environmental groups, but lawyers say what happens next is very unclear.
The Pacific Regional Civil Society groups say DeepGreen is the real beneficiary of the Nauru Government’s decision to trigger the start of seabed mining.
The International Seabed Authority has two years to finalise regulations governing the controversial industry after Nauru notified the UN body of plans to start mining.
During the recent Pacific Blue Line webinar, Tonga civil society opposed deep sea mining.
Nauru President notified ISA about the mining plans to be carried out by a subsidiary of The Metals Co.
Miners are pushing hard to extract metals from the ocean floor, but there is mounting concern about what it might do to the marine environment
Mr Sopoaga says it is important to go back to the Pacific Islands Leaders Forum to make a commitment to ban seabed mining in the Pacific.
Marshall Island based activist urges small island nations to follow science before making decisions on the impact of deep sea mining
Cook Islands deep sea is still an immense reservoir of dissolved carbon as 80 per cent of the dissolved carbon in the ocean is held in the deep sea
Deep sea mining an emerging industry that poses a huge threat to the Pacific and the world at large