Scientists decry lack of transparency at deep-sea mining negotiations

Date: 1 August 2022

Source: Eco-Business

Author: Elizabeth Claire Alberts, Mongabay

Delegates of the International Seabed Authority are currently meeting in Kingston, Jamaica, to negotiate a set of rules that would pave the way for a controversial activity: mining the seabed for coveted minerals like manganese, nickel, copper, cobalt and zinc.

But scientists and conservationists say there are considerable transparency issues at the meetings that are restricting access to key information and hampering interactions between member states and civil society.

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