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29 April, 2022

Source: Eco-business

Author: Robin Hicks

Credit Suisse has committed to rule out financing deep-sea mining.

The French multinational bank published new lending guidelines for sectors with high environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk on Wednesday, and declared that it would not provide any financing for the exploration or extraction of seabed minerals. 

Continue reading Credit Suisse joins growing list of banks shunning deep-sea mining

29 April, 2022

Source: Scoop

Author: Pacific Parliamentarians Alliance on Deep Sea Mining (PPADSM)

The Pacific Parliamentarians Alliance on Deep Sea Mining (PPADSM) acknowledged announcements from the Fiji Government and two philanthropic organisations in support of various efforts to ensure that the Pacific Ocean is safeguarded from deep seabed mining (DSM), which poses significant threats to marine ecosystems and biodiversity, and serves no benefit to Pacific peoples.

Continue reading Pacific Parliamentarians Call For More Commitments To Safeguarding Our Ocean From Deep Sea Mining

10 March, 2022

In the run up to the upcoming UN Biodiversity Conference (COP-15), from the 14- 29th March, the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 24) will meet at the Centre International de Conférences Genève to advance the development of a framework to protect nature.

Ahead of SBSTTA 24, the DSCC have joined French environmental groups in calling on French Minister, Barbara Pompili, Minister of the Ecological Transition, to safeguard the health of the ocean by supporting calls for a moratorium on deep-sea mining.

Read the letter sent by Bloom, the DSCC, France Nature Environment and Greenpeace in full here.