Date: 21 July 2022

March 2023


  • Called for the results of test mining to be made public and highlighted the need for stakeholder consultation
  • Highlighted that the contractor is liable for damage caused


  • The delegation called for exploitation to not commence before strict environmental standards are in place and that more scientific research is needed.

July/August 2022


  • Finland considered the paper presented by Germany “ a good starting point for further development of instructions on how to set normative environmental thresholds.” They also stressed the need to apply the precautionary principle when setting these thresholds.
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