G7

27 May, 2022

Author: Matthew Gianni

This week, G7 Ministers of Climate, Energy and the Environment met in Berlin, ahead of the 48th summit, set to take place in June to address the multiple crises that are endangering our climate and
environment and today issued a meeting communiqué.

On the positive side, it is good to see that the G7 ministers are “Fully aware of the potentially devastating impacts [of deep-sea mining] on marine ecosystems and the functioning of the ocean as a climate regulator”; that they “will continue enhancing knowledge on the deep sea, its unique ecosystems and the impacts of possible deep-sea mining” and presumably develop a “robust knowledge basis on the deep sea marine environment and on the risks and potential impacts of deep sea mining operations”.

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