27 September, 2022

The DSCC provided comments to the Ministry of Environment and Tourism of Namibia on the draft EIA Report “ESIA REPORT FOR THE PROPOSED SANDPIPER MARINE PHOSPHATE PROJECT WITHIN ML 170, OFFSHORE, NAMIBIA”

Read the letter in full here.

Available in English.

16 September, 2022

The DSCC sent a letter of concern to the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Secretary General, President of Council, and Chair of the Legal and Technical Commission (LTC) about the process by which the environmental impact statement submitted by Nauru Ocean Resources Incorporated for its upcoming collector test has apparently been approved by the Legal and Technical Commission.

Read the letter in full here.

Available in English.

29 June, 2022

DSCC made a statement to the Aarhus Convention Working Group on Public Participation in International Forums, which resolved as follows:

“The Working Group calls on Parties to the Aarhus Convention to take action to improve public participation in the International Seabed Authority processes in accordance with art 3(7) of the Aarhus Convention.”

 

Read the full statement here.

 

2 December, 2021

DSCC Briefing 26th ISA December Council Meeting | December 2021

DSCC Interventions

Earthworks Intervention on Agenda items 9 and 10: Annual report of the Secretary-General (ISBA/26/A/2, and ISBA/26/A/2/Add.1) and Report on the implementation of the strategic plan and high-level action plan (ISBA/26/A/8-ISBA/26/C/23 and ISBA/26/A/9)| December 14, 2021 (Assembly Day 2)

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On Agenda item 9: Annual report of the Secretary-General (ISBA/26/A/2, and ISBA/26/A/2/Add.1)| December 14, 2021 (Assembly Day 2)

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On Agenda item 8: Statement by the President of the Council on the Work of the Council | December 13, 2021 (Assembly Day 1)

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Earthworks Intervention on Agenda item 13: Regional Environmental Management Plans (REMPs) | December 9, 2021

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On Agenda item 13: Report of the Chair of the LTC (morning) | December 9, 2021

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On Agenda item 13: Regional Environmental Management Plans (REMPs) | December 9, 2021

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Earthworks Intervention Agenda item 14: Report of the Finance Committee | December 8, 2021

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On Agenda item 14: Report of the Finance Committee | December 8, 2021

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Earthworks Intervention on Agenda item 12: Draft Regulations for the exploitation of resources in the Area (Roadmap) | December 7, 2021

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On Agenda item 12: Draft Regulations for the exploitation of resources in the Area (Roadmap) | December 7, 2021

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On Agenda item 11: Report of the Secretary-General ISBA/26/A/8-ISBA/26/C/23 on the implementation of the decision of the Council in 2019 relating to the reports of the Chair of the Legal and Technical Commission   | December 6, 2021

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On Agenda item 8: Status of contracts for exploration and related matters (periodic reviews and relinquishments) | December 6, 2021

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On Agenda item 11: Implementation of the decision of the Council in 2019 relating to the reports of the Chair of the Legal and Technical Commission (ISBA/26/C/3)

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12 November, 2021

The DSCC have written to the ISA Secretary General, the LTC and Council members. highlighting concerns surrounding the NORI environmental impact assessment, asking that:

(1) The EIS not progress and request that it be withdrawn for its complete lack of – indeed the absence of even an attempt to include – the critical environmental baseline

(2) to express our serious concerns with the procedural shortcomings of the public consultation undertaken.

Read the letter here