Voices Calling for a Moratorium: Governments and Parliamentarians


The President of Palau, Surangel Whipps, Jr. launched a new Alliance of Countries Calling for a Deep-Sea Mining Moratorium at the 2022 UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon. Fiji and Samoa were the first countries to join the Alliance.

Since the launch, The Federated States of Micronesia have joined.

French President Emmanuel Macron has called for a for a stop to mining in the high seas at the UN Ocean Conference.


The French MEP, Marie Toussaint, launched a new Global Parliamentary Declaration Calling for a Moratorium on Deep Seabed Mining on behalf of Parliamentarians for Global Action at the 2022 UN Ocean Conference.

European Parliament

The Parliament of the Canary Islands