Launching the Alliance of Countries for a Deep-Sea Mining Moratorium

Date: June 16, 2022

2022 United Nations Ocean Conference Side event

Monday 27 June, 17:30-18:45 PM, Side Event Room 1 – Altice Arena

The Government of Palau will be officially launching the Alliance of Countries Calling for a Deep-Sea Mining Moratorium at the United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal at an official side event, co-hosted by the Government of Palau, the DSCC and WWF.

The President of Palau, Surangel Whipps Jr., will be joined by distinguished guests including Dr. Sylvia Earle, “Her Deepness” and Debbie Ngawera-Packer, Co-leader Te Pāti Māori, Member of Parliament, Aotearoa to discuss the wonders and importance of the deep ocean and take concrete action to defend it from the imminent threat of destructive mining.

This unique event seeks to strengthen support for a halt to deep-sea mining and safeguard the health of of our planet’s blue heart for future generations.

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