deep sea mining

9 February, 2023

Media release

9th February 2023

Today, during a leadership forum at IMPAC5 in Vancouver, Canada called for no deep-sea mining to take place, if protection of the marine environment from harm cannot be ensured. The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) calls on the Canadian government to increase its ambition and call for a moratorium on the risky industry.

Continue reading Canada must raise ambition and hit the brakes on deep-sea mining

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