Deep-sea mining could start in two years after Pacific nation of Nauru gives UN ultimatum

Date: June 30, 2021

SourceThe Guardian
Author: Kate Lyons

Triggering the so-called “two-year rule”, which some have called the nuclear option, the International Seabed Authority (ISA) now has two years to finalise regulations governing the controversial industry.

Jessica Desmond, Oceans campaigner for Greenpeace Aotearoa, said:

“We are currently in the middle of a climate and biodiversity crisis, we know that deep sea ecosystems are some of the most important ecosystems on the planet and we are seeing this relentless and reckless push to mine these areas, despite the fact that scientists are very clearly warning us that the outcomes could be disastrous.”

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