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27 January, 2023

39 international and national environmental non-governmental organizations, including the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition which comprises 108 non-governmental organizations, sent a letter to Canadian Ministers to urge them to announce support for a moratorium on deep-sea mining during the Fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5), which is being hosted by Canada on 3-9 February in Vancouver.

Read the full letter here.

22 December, 2022

On 9 December, the EU Council and the European Parliament reached a provisional political agreement on a proposal for a new regulation that aims to create a circular economy for the batteries sector. The proposed legislation will apply to all batteries, including electric vehicle batteries, and regulate the entire life cycle of a battery for the first time. This will ensure that they are sustainable throughout their supply chains, from design and production to reuse and recycling. 

Continue reading The DSCC welcomes EU Council and Parliament’s provisional agreement to create a sustainable life cycle for batteries 

19 December, 2022

The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) challenges governments to protect the ocean from top to bottom in the wake of the new COP15 Biodiversity Framework, by calling for a stop to deep-sea mining and a ban on bottom trawling on global seamounts.

Continue reading As historic biodiversity framework is agreed at CBD COP15, civil society calls on world leaders to defend the deep

5 December, 2022

Governments around the world have the opportunity to halt the loss of nature at a UN biodiversity conference from 7-19 December 2022. Throughout the 15th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, or CBD COP15, the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition remind decision makers on Deep Day not to ignore the largest biome on Earth and the threats it faces.

Continue reading UN BIODIVERSITY CONFERENCE MUST ACHIEVE CAST-IRON COMMITMENTS TO PROTECT OUR OCEAN FROM TOP TO BOTTOM