As international negotiations end in Jamaica, the threat of deep-sea mining hangs over the world’s oceans

Date: April 6, 2022

Source: Global Voices

Authors: Emma Lewis and Janine Mendes-Franco

From mid-March to April 1, observers assembled in Kingston, Jamaica to express their concerns about the possibility and potential ill-effects of deep-seabed mining. The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition were among the groups calling the looming industry “the most recklessly destructive thing we could do to our planet.”

Additional meetings are carded for later this year, with the goal of putting in place a mining code which would allow deep-seabed mining to start in June 2023.

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