Call for strong action against deep sea mining in Pacific

Date: April 14, 2022

Source: RNZ

The head of the Pacific Parliamentarians’ Alliance on Deep Sea Mining says a strong position by regional leaders is crucial for action against deep sea mining in the Pacific.

The new Alliance, launched on Wednesday, is calling on Pacific and world leaders to oppose and ban all plans to mine the ocean floors for minerals.

The group’s inaugural chair and Vanuatu’s opposition leader Ralph Regenvanu said their aim now is to work towards a united voice on the issue.

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