Today the European Commission published the EU agenda on International Ocean Governance, announcing its intention to “prohibit deep-sea mining until scientific gaps are properly filled, no harmful effects arise from mining and the marine environment is effectively protected”.
Source: European Parliament
The European Parliament has reiterated its call for a moratorium on destructive deep-sea mining. It is essential that the European Commission and member states carry this call through to the International Seabed Authority this year.
Source: Seas At Risk
A new Alliance of Pacific parliamentarians calls on Pacific leaders to protect its territorial waters from deep-sea mining. Their action sets an example for the EU, which continues to address its deep-sea mining precautionary position exclusively to international waters, largely ignoring deep-sea mining risk in European seas.