10-year moratorium on deep sea mining in PNG not enough – activists

Date: September 5, 2019

Source: Mining.com

Prime minister James Marape has agreed to support a 10-year moratorium on deep sea mining, first proposed by Fiji at the recent Pacific Islands Forum.

The news was welcomed by a number of environmental groups, including the PNG Council of Churches. But for them a moratorium is not enough. They want a total ban on deep sea mining due to the environmental, social and economic risks of seabed mining.

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